Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here:

COVID-19 vaccination appointments for April 19 and 20 are available. Please click here for more information, including information in multiple languages.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Georgia is open for everyone 16 years of age and older. For more information on vaccines, including a vaccine locator, click here. 

At the present time, all Forsyth County Boards and Commissioners are meeting live and in-person, but with both remote viewing and (in the case of public hearings or public comment) remote participation opportunities. Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

Residential Plan Review Division

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

The Customer Self Service portal (link at the bottom of this page) may be used for residential plan reviews


Shelia Clark, Permitting Manager
770.781.2114 ext. 2506

Deborah Chambers, Administrative Assistant
770.781.2114 ext. 2509

When preparing for a Residential Plan Review, please reference the following design standard documents and checklists:

Effective December 6, 2019: In an effort to enhance community character, which is an identified goal of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, please Refer to Adopted Design Requirements to view new standards. 

Any request for a lap siding exposure variance will need to submit an application. Lap Siding Administrative Variance Application.  

Residential Plans should be submitted using the Customer Self Service Portal. To access the portal, please click the button below.

Customer Self Service Portal (CSS)

For additional information on this portal, please click here


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.