Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and closures can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19  This page also contains links to state and national resources and information regarding the statewide Shelter in Place order.


The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 6, via a video and audio teleconference pursuant to O.C.G.A 50-14-1(g). For more information, click here. 

County Ordinances

Latest version of Ordinances (on Municode).
Due to the frequency of revisions to the Unified Development Code (UDC), the UDC is only modified annually on Municode. Please click here for the most current version of the UDC.

Proposed Ordinance Amendments

Proposed Amendments to the Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98)- Third Public Hearing

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Forsyth County Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98) at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment. 

The draft language may be viewed online at www.forsythco.com or at the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development, Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Suite 100 (Ground Floor), Cumming, Georgia, 30040.  If you have any questions, please contact staff at 770-781-2115 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  

Proposed Amendments to the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73)- Third Public Hearing

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Forsyth County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73) at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment. 

The draft language may be viewed online at www.forsythco.com or at the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development, Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Suite 100 (Ground Floor), Cumming, Georgia, 30040.  If you have any questions, please contact staff at 770-781-2115 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  

Amendment to Non-traditional Tobacco Paraphernalia Ordinance #27; Municipal Code Chapter 50

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held the second of two public hearings at their Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The board voted to adopt the ordinance amendment as presented. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Non-traditional Tobacco Paraphernalia, E-Cigarettes, and Alternative Nicotine Ordinance, other wise known as Forsyth County Ordinance No. 127 or Article I, Chapter 50 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances.  The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth county Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications to the non-traditional paraphernalia, vape, and e-cigarette license and permit application process amending language and definitions that pertain to County departmental re-organization, applicant payment methods, Tobacco to 21 Act; and for other purposes.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioner

A previous public hearing was held February 20, 2020. 

 Click here to view the proposed amendment.  Updated 2-7-20

Amendment to the Forsyth County Alcohol Ordinance #68; Municipal Code Chapter 6

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held the second of two public hearings at their Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  The board voted to adopt the ordinance amendment as presented. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Alcohol Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance No. 68 or Article I, Chapter 6 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances.  The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth county Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications to the alcohol ordinance to amend language and definitions that pertain to County departmental re-organization, applicant payment methods, applicant lease requirements, online curbside delivery, applicant requirements for wholesale distillery and brewery, requirements for bowling alleys; and for other purposes.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioner

A previous public hearing was held February 20, 2020.

Click here to view the proposed amendment. Updated 2-28-20

Amendment to the Forsyth County Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Ordinance #96; Municipal Code Chapter 22

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held the second of two public hearings at their Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  The board voted to adopt the ordinance amendment as presented. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Pawnbrokers and Pawn Shop Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance No. 96 or Article III, Chapter 22 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances.  The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications to the Pawnbroker and Pawn shop Ordinance to amend language and definitions that pertain to County departmental re-organization, applicant payment methods, and for other purposes.    All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioner

A previous public hearing was held February 20, 2020. 

Click here to view proposed amendment. 

Amendment to the Forsyth County Occupational Tax Ordinance #72; Municipal Code Chapter 22

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held the second of two public hearings at their Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  The board voted to adopt the ordinance amendment as presented.  

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Business Occupation Tax Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance No. 72 or Article II, Chapter 22 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances.  The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications to the Business Occupational Tax Ordinance to amend language and definitions that pertain to County departmental re-organization, and for other purposes.   All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioner

A previous public hearing was held on February 20, 2020.

Click here to view proposed amendment. 

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Our Mission

The mission of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is to exercise the powers, duties and responsibilities vested in and imposed upon it as the duly constituted governing authority of Forsyth County.