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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters has Moved

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters has Moved
The Headquarters building for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has moved. They are now located in the Forsyth County Courthouse Annex at 100 E. Courthouse Square (the former Forsyth County Courthouse). This is where you will now go for the following services: • Ordinances and Permits – Background checks, alcohol sales, solicitor permits, etc. • Civil Processing – Property seizures summonses, evictions, writs, temporary probate orders, protection orders, FiFas and condemnations • Other Sheriff’s Office functions that are now located in this building include The Office of the Sheriff, The Office of the Chief Deputy, The Office of Professional Standards, Finance, Human Resources, ...

Meet Some of the Animals Available for Adoption at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter

Meet Some of the Animals Available for Adoption at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter
There’s no place like home for the holidays, and this season you can give one of the cats or dogs at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter his or her very own forever home. Watch the video linked below to see just a few of the cats and dogs available for adoption. The shelter is located just off of GA 400 at 4065 County Way in northern Forsyth County. Adoption hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call (678) 965-7185.

Public Hearing January 7 Regarding Items Aimed at Addressing Growth Issues in the County

Public Hearing January 7 Regarding Items Aimed at Addressing Growth Issues in the County
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 5 p.m. regarding the items set forth in a December 14, 2015 Resolution of the board aimed at addressing growth issues in the county, to include possible dissolution of the Forsyth County Planning Commission, possible creation of five sub area Planning Commissions, staggered issuance of building permits for certain residential zonings, a roadway beautification initiative, and erection of community-identification signage. The Board seeks public input regarding the Resolution.    Click here to view the Resolution.   The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration ...

Find Details Online regarding Proposed Ordinance Amendments and UDC Changes

Find Details Online regarding Proposed Ordinance Amendments and UDC Changes
Looking for information about proposed county ordinance amendments and proposed changes to Forsyth County’s Unified Development Code? Both are easily accessed online. Just look for the graphic on the home page, which links directly to detailed information. On these pages you can also find links to current county codes. Click here for information on ordinance amendments Click here for information on UDC changes

New Episode of “Forsyth in Focus” now Airing on TV Forsyth

New Episode of “Forsyth in Focus” now Airing on TV Forsyth
The new episode of “Forsyth in Focus” is now airing on TV Forsyth and features the unveiling of the new Lady Justice sculpture at the Forsyth County Courthouse, the groundbreaking for an expansion on Georgia 400, an Employee Spotlight and more. Click here to watch the new episode.   You can also watch “Forsyth in Focus” by tuning in to TV Forsyth on Comcast channel 23 and AT&T channel 99 every day at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., weekdays at 9 a.m. and Friday evenings at 8 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Offers Fitness Challenge this Winter

Parks and Recreation Offers Fitness Challenge this Winter
Looking for a way to get fit or stay fit this winter? If so, consider taking part in Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s 1-month Get Fit Forsyth program. The program is open to ages 18 and up, and participants will receive a 1-month FitPlus pass to Forsyth County’s recreation centers as well as weekly challenges and encouragement. Registration is underway now at the recreation centers, continuing through January 19. The program will take place January 19 – February 19.   As part of the FitPlus pass, participants will have access to basketball gyms, walking tracks, cardio-weight rooms and fitness classes at the ...

Update to Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways Plan Approved

Update to Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways Plan Approved
An update to the Forsyth County Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan was approved by the Board of Commissioners December 3, 2015. The county’s Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan was adopted in 2002 to foster the development of an interconnected network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities that meets Forsyth County’s future transportation mobility, serves recreation needs, promotes alternative means of transportation, and enhances the county’s overall quality of life. The plan was last updated in 2008. The purpose of the 2015 update was to track projects completed and planned for the county, determine the effectiveness in implementation ...

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring Victims in San Bernardino, and for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring Victims in San Bernardino, and for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Following a Proclamation by President Barack Obama, flags at Forsyth County government facilities will be flying at half-staff until sundown on December 7, 2015, as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in San Bernardino, California. On December 7, flags will also be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Are You Prepared for Winter Weather?

Are You Prepared for Winter Weather?
Forsyth County encourages residents to prepare during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, November 30 – December 4 While many consider the snow and ice that accompany the winter season to be scenic, people can forget that winter weather has the potential to devastate communities and affect thousands of people. Snow and ice can disrupt transportation and cause power outages, making it important for Forsyth County residents to be prepared. The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security’s Ready Georgia campaign is urging Forsyth County residents to take time to get ready for potentially disastrous weather emergencies ...

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