Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here:

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.


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

  • Forsyth County enforces building codes as adopted and amended by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. At DCA's website you can find various information including the 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.
  • Asbestos -- Here you will find useful information on working around and the removal of asbestos.
  • Lead Paint – Here you will find useful information on working around and the removal of lead paint.
  • 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. 

Contact Us

 Address: 110 East Main Street
Suite 100
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2115
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

Our department's mission is to develop partnerships with all members of the community in an effort to provide valuable planning and development services that promote quality development and help create communities that will be enjoyed for generations to come.