Animal Services Division

Animal services works in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for both our citizens and animals.  Animal services maintains this through the education and enforcement of county ordinances as they pertain to the control of animals in Forsyth County.  Animal Services officers are available Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.  Officers are available for animal emergencies 24/7.  Animal services responds to complaints regarding barking dogs, animals running loose, animal cruelty, sick or injured animals, classified animals, aggressive animals and bites from animals.  Animal service does not respond to deer, snakes, bears, hawks or wildlife.

Animals that are impounded shall be transported to Forsyth County Animal Shelter located at 4065 County Way, Cumming, GA. 30028.

Forsyth Animal Services requires all animals that are over 3 months of age to be vaccinated against rabies per county code 14-104.

For Questions regarding the ordinances please click the link below:

If you would like to file a request for an officer to address an issue please call 770-781-2138 or complete an online complaint form.

If you have questions regarding a report that was filed or would like a copy, you may request this through the open records via our administrative office.

Administrative office phone number: 770-781-2138 ; Office Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

After Hours Animal Service officers may be contacted via E-911 non emergency at 770-781-3087.

Haley Woodard    Animal Services Supervisor  678-513-5886


Contact Us

 Address:               4057 County Way
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: 678-513-5893
 Fax: 770-781-4290
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of Forsyth County Code Compliance is to develop partnerships with our citizens and those who conduct business in Forsyth County, to preserve and improve quality of life issues by providing Forsyth County with a safe, healthy and quality environment.