Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19


Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

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

Public Hearing for Proposed Amendment to the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73); Municipal Code 34

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.).

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Public Hearing for Proposed Amendment to the Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98); Municipal Code 86

 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.).

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Amendment to the Adult Entertainment Ordinance (Ord #85); Code Chapter 10; Article II

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held the second public hearing on the proposed ordinance amendment at their Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020 where they voted to adopt the amendment as presented.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Adult Entertainment Ordinance, otherwise known as Article II, Chapter 10 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 at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to the definitions and exemptions for adult entertainment establishments; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes. A copy of the proposed amendment is on file with the Business License Department in the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 and will be made available upon request.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend. In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting Forsyth County Administration at 770-781-2101. Please visit the County’s website as the date draws near for updated options.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

August 31, 2020

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

Click here to view proposed ordinance amendment.

 

Public Hearing for Proposed Amendment to the Parks & Recreation Ordinance (Ord #102); Municipal Code Chapter 54

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings at their Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020.  No formal action was taken by the board. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to Chapter 54 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances, otherwise known as the Parks & Recreation Ordinance. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposal to adopt a revised and restated Parks & Recreation Ordinance (Chapter 54 of the Code of Forsyth County) to include definitions; to clarify the roles of the Parks & Recreation Board, County Manager, Department Director, and Board of Commissioners; to provide an organizational structure for and clarification of restrictions, prohibitions, and regulations; to provide penalties for ordinance violations; to provide for specially permitted activities; and for other purposes. A copy of the proposed amendment is on file with the clerk in the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 and will be made available upon request. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend. In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting Forsyth County Administration at 770-781-2101. Please visit the County’s website as the date draws near for updated options.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

September 18, 2020

A previous hearing was held on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Click here to view a copy of the proposed ordinance amendment.

 


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