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Stormwater Division

The Stormwater Division implements Forsyth County's Stormwater Management Program, including enforcement of the Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance, the environmental monitoring and pollution prevention programs, inspection of detention facilities and drainage systems.

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Stormwater Maintenance

Ordinances and Additional Information

Stormwater Ordinances and Addendums

Forsyth County Addendum GA Stormwater Mgt. Manual:   On June 21, 2004, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved the adoption of the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual and the Forsyth County Addendum to the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved revisions to the Manual on December 2, 2021.

Landscaping and Aesthetics Guidance:   Landscaping is a critical element in the design of Stormwater Facilities for water quantity and quality management.

Ordinances:   Ordinance 55, Chapter 46 Floods and Ordinance 75, Chapter 34 Article V Stormwater Mgt.

Stormwater Quality Performance Review Tool:   See the file below for BMP Efficiencies, Stormwater Quality Preformance Review Form and Instruction Guide, and BMP Drainage Area Distribution.

Georgia Stormwater Management Manual:   The website link below to view guidance on addressing stormwater runoff.

Forsyth County Addendum to the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual

Georgia Stormwater Management Manual

Landscaping Guidance for Stormwater Facilities

Ordinance 55, Chapter 46 Floods

Ordinance 73

Ordinance 73 amendment "F"

Ordinance 75, Chapter 34 Article V, Stormwater Mgt.

Runoff Reduction Practicability Policy

Site Development Review Tool

Watershed Protection

Drainage Easements

HOA Stormwater Obligations

  • Please see the following attachment regarding Homeowners Association obligation to manage and comply with Forsyth County's storm water regulations. 

    If you have any questions regarding the attachment, please contact this department at (770) 781-2165.

    Homeowner's Association Storm Water Obligation Letter

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Water Quality

There are many ways individuals can contribute to cleaner surface runoff water, thus improving our streams, ground water, and environment. Check out these website links at the right and the attachment below to see what you can do to help.

Guide to Septic Systems

Elevation Certificates

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.

Completed Elevation certificates should be emailed to