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

To view information on the vaccine distribution phases, please click here. To view the presentation from Forsyth County EMA regarding the County's initial plan for vaccine dispensing, please click here. The video of the presentation is available on this page.

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.


Alcohol Sales Permit

Alcohol Sales Permits are issued by the Business License Department. Applicants shall first visit the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office located at 100 E. Courthouse Square Room 135, Cumming, GA 30040 to obtain a background check. A fee of $20.00 to process the background check report shall be paid to the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office will process background checks between the hours of 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM. Applicants are required to provide a valid  government issued photo ID (state ID, drivers license, passport, etc.) Applicants should bring the background check to the Business License Department located at 110 E. Main Street, Suite 130, Cumming, GA 30040. A fee of $25.00 shall be paid to Forsyth County for the issuance of the sales permit. The forms of payment accepted are cash, MasterCard and Visa.

Employee Alcohol Permitting will resume on Friday, November 13, 2020. An appointment is required with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in order to complete a background, please call 770-781-2105.  Once your background has been completed and approved you will need to book a same day appointment for Alcohol Permitting.  Please visit and book an appointment on the WaitWhile under Alcohol Permitting. 

Alcohol sales permits will be issued at the Planning and Community Development office at the times listed below:

Mondays 8:30 AM - 4:30PM

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fridays 8:30 AM - 4:30PM

We will not be issuing permits on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Contact Us

 Address: 110 East Main Street
Suite 130
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: (678) 455-9888
 Email: Contact Us