Plan Review, Inspections, Fire Codes

Forsyth County Fire Department
Fire Marshal's Office
3520 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30028
Office: (678) 455-8072 Fax: (678) 513-5950

Alway dial 911 for any emergency

To make a report of a fire hazard please contact the Forsyth County Fire Marshal's Office at (678) 455-8072 or via e-mail to

To report a burn violation after the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday please call (770) 781-3087.


  • Fireworks, Explosives, and Raw Wood Waste Processing/Recycling Operations require an Operational Permit
  • Commercial buildings, commercial structures, and commercial interior projects located in unincorporated Forsyth County and the City of Cumming require plan review prior to construction, see the plan review section below for more information on submittal
  • Sprinkler, Fire Alarm, Commercial Hoods, Hood Suppression, Paint Booths, Paint Booth suppression systems, and Storage Tanks (under 660 gallons) require plan review to the Fire Marshal's Office prior to installation see the plan review section below for more information on submittal



Inspections are handled in two categories: new construction and existing buildings. Inspections in either category require a 72-hour notice for an inspector.

New Construction

To schedule a fire inspection or for fire code questions, call the Fire Marshal's Office at (678) 455-8072 or contact via e-mail at

50% inspections are offered as a courtesy to help answer any questions that a contractor may have prior to the required 80% inspection. 50% inspections are mandatory in multi-family dwellings

80% inspections are conducted when structural elements are in place and open for review of life safety components such as fire barriers, vertical shafts, stairways, smoke stops, etc.

100% inspections are conducted when the building is ready to occupy and open for business. Upon completing and passing the 100% inspection, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.

Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at least 3 days prior to reaching the 80% & 100% completion.

Existing Buildings

Annual inspections can be made upon request.

Inspection Fees

50%, 80%, 100, annual, and fire follow-up no charge
Second follow-up $150.00
All other follow-ups $200.00
After hours inspections $100.00
Certificate of Occupancy $150.00

All fees shall be paid prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

Plan Review

Owners, their agents or designee are required to submit plans and specifications of all proposed buildings, structures and property described in the Forsyth County Fire Ordinance Chapter 38 Section 4 and all building elements described below.

Plans that are reviewed only by the Fire Marshal’s office must be submitted electronically through for both County and City. Plans must be in black ink on white background in a PDF format.

The following two sites are used to submit electronic plans see schedule below on where to submit your electronic plans based off your type and location.

Plan Type Review Location Cost
Road Construction CSS Portal $100.00
Site Development CCS Portal for County or Eplan Solutions for City $100.00
Buildings no more than 5,000sq. ft. CCS Portal for County or Eplan Solutions for City $100.00
Buildings more than 5,000sq. ft. CCS Portal for County or Eplan Solutions for City 2.5¢/sq. ft.
Sprinkler and Standpipe Eplan Solutions $100.00
Fire Alarm Eplan Solutions $50.00
Commercial Hood Eplan Solutions $50.00
Hood Suppression Eplan Solutions $50.00
Paint Booths CCS Portal for County or Eplan Solutions for City $50.00
Paint Booth Suppression Eplan Solutions $50.00
Emergency Radio Communication Eplan Solutions $50.00
High Piled Storage with Racks CCS Portal for County or Eplan Solutions for City $50.00
High Piled Storage without Racks Eplan Solutions $50.00
Storage Tanks (under 660 gallons) Eplan Solutions $50.00

Contact Us

 Address: 3520 Settingdown Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: (770) 781-2180
 Fax: (770) 781-2194
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The Forsyth County Fire Department protects life, property, and the environment from the ravages of fire and all other emergencies, both natural and man made, and provides citizens and visitors with emergency medical pre-hospital care in a highly effective manner with the best trained personnel possible.