Building & Economic Development

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Building & Economic Development

The Forsyth County Building and Economic Development Department consists of multiple divisions.

Permitting Division: The Permitting Division issues all building permits.

Residential Plan Review Division: The Residential Plan Review Division reviews all single family home permit applications for adherence to design standards. 

Commercial Plan Review Division: The Commercial Plan Review Division reviews all commercial building plan submittals, including townhomes. Plans submitted to the Commercial Plan Review Division typically include architectural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical drawings. 

Inspections Division: The Inspections Division is responsible for conducting building inspections. Our inspectors specialize in one or more of the following trades: Building (Framing), Plumbing, and Mechanical/Electrical.

Economic Development Division: The Economic Development Division works across all county departments to assist customers with permitting and navigating county approval processes. This Division also works closely with the Development Authority of Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce to attract new businesses to Forsyth County.

Contact Us

 Address: 110 East Main Street
Suite 210
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2114
 Fax: 770-781-2193
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to effectively administer and enforce mandatory construction codes, thereby ensuring the integrity of both residential and commercial buildings. With a sharp focus on efficiency and continuous improvement, we strive to enhance the prosperity of Forsyth County's citizens and business community through a strong commitment to customer service and shepherding projects to the finish line.