Building Information Resources
The following descriptions will assist you in navigating various informative documents, downloads and websites.
Forsyth County enforces building codes as adopted and amended by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs . At DCAs website you can find various information including, the list of current codes and amendments, rules for industrialized buildings, and information on where to purchase code books.
Licensing Board/Office of Secretary of State In 2008 Contractor licensing became law in Georgia. At the SOS website you can find licensing requirements and verify a contractor’s license status. You will also find a list of specialty occupations that are exempt from state licensing.
Governor's office of Consumer Affairs - Here you can find information regarding consumer rights as well as Georgia’s Right to Repair Act.
Elevation certificate form – is used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate.
Asbestos and lead paint – Here you will find useful information on working around and the removal of asbestos as well as lead paint. There is also a link to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division.
State Fire Marshal’s office - Here you can view the rules and regulations of the State Fire Marshal including the Georgia Accessibility Standards and rules for Manufactured Housing.
Safety tips for homeowners – Here you can get tips on smoke detectors, wiring, and general maintenance in the home.
Story above grade – This is a form that is typically used to determine if a basement meets the definition of a “story” as defined by the International Building code.