Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and closures can be found here:  This page also contains links to state and national resources and information regarding the statewide Shelter in Place order.

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 6, via a video and audio teleconference pursuant to O.C.G.A 50-14-1(g). For more information, click here. 

Forsyth County Sign Ordinance

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

Staff contacts:


Melanie M. Halstead | Planner Technician
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
514 W. Maple Street, Suite 302 | Cumming, Georgia 30040
(770) 781-2237 direct | (770) 781-2115 main



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.