There are different applications required by the County for various types of permits. These 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. Please see our PDF guide for information to help you save forms.

________________________ Building Permits________________________ 

  • Manufactured Home - to request a building permit to locate a mobile home on a parcel of property


  • Residential Additions - to request a building permit for an addition to an existing house.
  • Residential Renovations - to request a building permit for an interior renovation to an existing house. 
  • Basement Finish - to request a building permit to finish out an unfinished basement. If you have permitting and/or inspection questions or concerns about a previously completed basement project, please contact the Chief Building Official, Steve Holder, directly for guidance: (678) 513-5929 or


  • Accessory Buildings - to request a building permit for an accessory structure detached from the residents garages, pool houses, etc.
  • Deck/Porch- to request a building permit for the installation or structural repair regardless of height of a deck. This permit is also used for outdoor fireplace.
  • Swimming Pool - to request a building permit for in-ground, above-ground or on-ground swimming pool, hot tub or spa for residential use.


________________________Specialty Permits________________________

  • Electrical - to request an electrical only permit; power reconnects, addition of electrical circuits, etc.
  • Mechanical -  to request a mechanical only permit; Furnace replacement, A/C replacement, etc.
  • Plumbing - to request a plumbing only permit; water heater replacement, addition of fixtures with piping alterations, etc.

  • Irrigation Permit - This is used to obtain a permit for an irrigation system.



______________ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT________________


If you are on a septic system you will need approval by the Forsyth County Environmental Health Department before issuance of a building permit

  • You may apply online to the Environmental Health Department

  • If you are adding a structure to the property such as patios, decks, detached garages, storage buildings, porches etc. You must submit a site plan showing the location of the proposed structure, your existing home and all other existing structures.

  • If you are remodeling the existing home you must document the number of bedrooms in the home by submitting to the Environmental Health Department a complete floor plan of the home as proposed.


____________Affidavits and other misc documents____________


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Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2115
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