The Forsyth County Sign Ordinance seeks to promote and ensure the aesthetics of the county and help communities maintain their scenic heritage and unique character. Regulations encourage creative and well-designed signs that contribute in a positive way to the county's visual environment and are in the interest of businesses as they avoid instances of diminishing return where individual business signs are not adequately visible due to unregulated competition.
We are proud to offer two options for sign review submittals. You may submit plans either in-person/mailed with paper plans or electronically. For your convenience, we encourage designers/contractors to use ePlan Solutions to submit plans electronically.
*Please note, that no other form type of electronic submittal will be accepted.
- Sign Ordinance
- Sign Permit Review Application: Be aware that your sign permit application will be reviewed and approved by the Current Planning Division for compliance with the Sign Ordinance and Unified Development Code, but your permit will be separately issued by the Building Permit Division. The review fee must be submitted with the initial sign review application. A separate application is required for each sign. It is a two (2) step process and both steps must be completed in order to successfully obtain a valid sign permit. The permit fee is then due upon collection of the building permit for the sign.
- Pedestrian Oriented Sign Design Manual
Melanie M. Halstead | Planner Technician
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 | Cumming, Georgia 30040
(770) 781-2237 direct | (770) 781-2115 main