Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

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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.


Chief Building Official

Chief Building Inspector

  • Jason Holbrook, Combination Building Inspector, Combination Plumbing Inspector, Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner, 770-205-4633


 Plan Review

  • Kenny Barber, Senior Plan Reviewer, Certified Building Official, Housing Code Official, 770-886-2772​
  • David Heard, Combination Inspector, Electrical Plans Examiner, Accessibility Plans Examiner, 770-205-4549
  • Shaun Williams, Plans Reviewer, 770-781-2115 ext. 2632

Building Inspectors

  • Mike Shepard, Senior Building Inspector, Building Code Specialist, Residential Mechanical Inspector, 770-886-2764
  • Russell Pilcher, Residential Building Inspector, 770-886-2766
  • Ray Burnette, Building Inspector, Residential Building 678-513-5865
  • Donnie Whitmire, Residential Building Inspector, 770-886-2768
  • Jeff Stone, Building Inspector, Commercial Building 678-455-8393
  • Steven Head, Building Inspector, Residential Building 678-455-8398
  • Scott Turner, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector, Residential Plumbing Inspector 678-513-5931

Electrical-Mechanical Inspectors

  • Paul Jennison, Senior Electrical/Mechanical Inspector. Master Code Professional, 678-513-5926
  • Tommy Lamb, Electrical/Mechanical Inspector, 678-513-5867
  • Brannon Bennett, Certified Residential Electrical Inspector, E1 Certified, Certified Commercial & Residential Mechanical Inspector,

            Electrical/Mechanical Plans Examiner, 678-513-5943

  • David Clark, Electrical/Mechanical Inspector, 678-455-8383
  • Corey Dempsey, Certified Residential Electrical Inspector, Electrical/Mechanical Inspector, 770-781-2115 ext. 2427

Plumbing Inspectors

  • Joe DeMaio, Senior Plumbing Inspector, Plumbing Code Specialist, Master Plumber, 770-886-2774
  • Kyle Walker, Master Plumber, Restricted, Commercial Plumbing Inspector 678-513-5930
  • Trent Dempsey, Residential Plumbing Inspector, 678-455-8380
  • David Scarborough, Non-Restricted Master Plumber, 770-886-2771
  • Johnny Crane, Journeyman Plumber, 770-781-2115 ext. 2834


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.