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    Vanessa Bernstein-Goldman,
    Vanessa Bernstein-Goldman, AICP
    Senior Planner, Long Range Planning Division

    (678) 513-5866 Phone
    (770) 781-2197 Fax

    Long Range Planning Division

    The Long Range Planning Division is responsible for managing the rezoning, sketch plat, conditional use and home occupation permit processes. In addition, it oversees policy and code changes as reflected in the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan and the Unified Development Code. Our division is committed to ensuring quality service while preparing for future generations through public participation and professional planning support.

    The following descriptions will assist you in navigating the Long Range Planning Division's Web pages.

    Planning Commission Districts
    Zoning & Other Public Hearing Application Information
    • Rezonings, conditional use permits (CUPs), home occupation permits (HOPs), sketch plats, variances, appeals of administrative decisions, appeals of Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decisions, zoning condition amendments
    • Application Guide
    • Application forms
    • Fee schedule
    • Calendars of submittal deadlines and meeting dates
    • Links to meeting agendas, minutes and streaming video
    Planning Commission
    • Planning Commission meeting dates/times
    • Map of active applications
    • Links to meeting agendas, minutes and streaming video
    • Planning Commission contact information
    • Planning Commission biographies
    Comprehensive Plan
    • Comprehensive Plan 2012 2032
    • Future Development Map (FDM)
    • Short Term Work Program (STWP)
    • Service Delivery Strategy (SDS)
    Unified Development Code (UDC)
    • UDC document
    • Chapter by chapter
    • Links to other planning-related ordinances
    LCI Executive Summary
    McFarland-Stoney Point Livable Centers Initiative (LCI)
    eStatus - Application | Permit | Plat Search
    • Information and documents for all active and archival public hearing applications and land development permits and plats
    Planning GIS Viewer
    • Research public hearing application or land development permits or plats spatially
    • Infrastructure layers for the development community
    • Streets, tax map & parcels, aerial images, etc.
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    • Answers to the department's most frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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    110 East Main Street, Suite 100
    Cumming, GA
    FORSYTH COUNTY GOVERNMENTPhone: (678) 513-5866
    Fax: (770) 781-2197