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File by April 2 for 2018 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead

File by April 2 for 2018 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead
In Forsyth County, if you own a property, reside on that property and are a legal resident of the county, all as of January 1 of the tax year, you may qualify for homestead exemption. You may apply for exemptions year-round, however, you must apply by Monday, April 2 to receive the benefits for 2018. For more information or questions, call the Tax Assessor’s Office at (770) 781-2106. To apply, visit:  Forsyth County Tax Assessor’s Office  110 E. Main Street, Suite 260, Cumming Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Online: Regular and Floating homestead applications are available on the Board of Assessors page ...

Level 1 Drought Response Lifted

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has lifted the Level 1 Drought Response in Forsyth County. All Georgians must still follow the state’s non-drought outdoor water use schedule which allows all types of outdoor water use, but landscape watering only before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily to limit evaporation during the warmest part of the day. Many types of outdoor water use are allowed under the law. For details: https://goo.gl/E2JzHx.

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
County, state and federal officials discuss transportation, residents weigh in on the proposed new city of Sharon Springs and two county employees are recognized for 25 years of service. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  Watch the new episode, highlighting news from February, now from the TV Forsyth On Demand section of the county website.  Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also ...

Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards

Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards
Two listening sessions to be held in March   Forsyth County is seeking citizen input on residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3, and Res4 zoning districts. The county is beginning the process of creating new design standards for these zoning districts and wants public input to assist in formulating a vision for future residential development in the county. Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, building orientation to street, building scale and disposition on lot, parking configuration, site design, connectivity and walkability, landscaping, open space, lighting and accessory structures.   Two listening sessions will be held to gather feedback on preferred design, which will include a dialogue on design concepts so community ...

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks
Use daylight saving time as a reminder to replace alarm batteries    When setting clocks forward an hour this Sunday, March 11 to mark the start of daylight saving time, the Forsyth County Fire Department advises residents to also change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.    The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months.   “An easy way to remember when it’s time to change batteries in both devices is to associate it with changing clocks for daylight saving time,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Simply taking a ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Partnering With Beaver Toyota for Adoption Events

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Partnering With Beaver Toyota for Adoption Events
Community invited to attend Saturday pet adoption events beginning in March   To help find their adoptable pets a home, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter will be providing animal adoptions at Beaver Toyota on the second Saturday of the month beginning March 10. The events will be held at the dealership – located at 1875 Buford Highway in Cumming – from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.   “We are excited for this opportunity to bring some of the dogs and cats from the shelter so that more residents will have a chance to interact with these animals and, hopefully, take them home to be a part of their families,” said Animal ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections Office

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections Office
The newly constructed Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections facility located at 1201 Sawnee Drive in Cumming - adjacent to the Tax Commissioner’s Office and Magistrate Court - was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 26. The office was previously located in the County Administration Building with a storage facility at another location. The new facility enables the department to consolidate their two locations for improved efficiency. With the move, Advance/Early Voting will no longer take place in the County Administration Building or Cumming City Hall. All downtown Advance/Early Voting will now take place at the new Forsyth ...

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