Building Information Resources

The following should assist you in navigating various informative documents, downloads and websites:

  • Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA)  Forsyth County enforces building codes as adopted and amended by the DCA. DCA's website provides information including a list of current codes and amendments.
  • Licensing Board/Office of Secretary of State (SOS)  In 2008 Contractor licensing became law in Georgia. At the SOS website you can find licensing requirements and verify a contractor’s license status. You will also find a list of specialty occupations that are exempt from state licensing.
  • Elevation Certificate Form – is used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate.
  • Lead Paint – Here you will find useful information on working around and the removal of lead paint.
  • Asbestos- Here you will find useful information on working around and the removal of asbestos.
  • State Fire Marshal’s Office - Here you can view the rules and regulations of the State Fire Marshal including the Georgia Accessibility Standards and rules for Manufactured Housing.
  • Residential Definitions– Here you can find a link to Chapter 2 in the IRC 2012 where many different general construction terms are defined.