Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

The County has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and information on any closures, postponements or cancellations will be posted here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19

 

Due to the Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency, the April 2, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting will held via streaming audio and video. Persons wishing to address the Board during the public hearing may do so via a call in number. Click here for more information.

 The following descriptions will assist you in navigating the different commercial projects.

  • Commercial Plan Review - Information on submitting plans electronically or standard paper submittal. Also, there is information on submitting revisions to plans on active permits.

                                                                                                  

________________________ Building Permits________________________ 

Effective Immediately

All building permits can be submitted by e-mail to buildingpermits@forsythco.com.  Please include in the subject line of the e-mail the address of property in which permit is being requested.  Please contact our department with any questions or concerns.  

Once your plans have been approved and you are ready to purchase the permit you must complete or bring with you the following documents to obtain your permit.

 

New Structure, Shell, Additions, and Foundation only also need

Important Notices to Applicant

  • If you submitted through eplanSolution you will need to print two stamped and approved plans
  • All inspections will be held until required sub-contractors have applied for all trade permits associated with the building permit
  • Power cannot be released until all outstanding fees are paid
  • Final Inspections cannot be requested until all outstanding fees are paid
  • New structure, shell, additions, and foundation only permits require As-built plans to be submitted to the Department of Planning and Community Development for Commercial, Office, Industrial and Recreational sites. The final inspections will not be scheduled until the As-Built plan has been submitted. An as-built plan is a civil drawing depicting completed site development infrastructure, improvements, and building construction as it exists in the field. As-built plans must be prepared by a licensed land surveyor and may involve a licensed engineer. Upon approval of the as-built plan and the site improvements, the applicant may request the certificate of occupancy. The plan review and comment, and field inspections by multiple departments take approximately seven working days.

There are different applications required by the County for various types of permits. Some forms are available for download in PDF format for your convenience. To complete the application, click on the first field and type in your information. Use the tab key to move to the next field. Use mouse clicks to select or deselect the check boxeS


________________________ Specialty Permits________________________ 

  • Swimming Pools - This permit is for all public swimming pools including pools located in residential amenity areas.

  • Temporary Trailer - This permit is used for temporary construction offices used on commercial sites.
  • Irrigation Permit - This is used to obtain a permit for an irrigation system.   
  • Electrical Only Permit - This permit is used when the scope of work is limited to electrical only work in or on a commercial building or property. This type of work does not require a plan review.
  • Mechanical Only Permit - This permit is used when the scope of work is limited to HVAC work only in or on a commercial building or property. This type of work does not require a plan review.
  • Plumbing Only Permit -This permit is used when the scope of work is limited to plumbing work only in or on a commercial building or property. This type of work does not require a plan review.
  • Tenant Occupancy PermitThis form is only used where a change of use as regulated by Building Code has taken place (low-hazard or same occupancy group) with no alterations.  

_______________Affidavits and Other Misc Documents_______________

Letter of Transmittal

State Licensing Form

Temporary Toilet Permit

            

 

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.