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:


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.

Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

The Zoning Board of Appeals, also known as the ZBA, is a quasi-judicial board that is appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Although each member is appointed to represent a specific Commission District (by the individual District Commissioner), they vote on all applications for all districts. The ZBA is tasked with holding a public hearing on all appeals of administrative decisions and all variances; with the exception of variance requests that would simultaneously apply to four (4) or more existing or proposed lots or units within a single subdivision, or for variance requests that were filed and scheduled to be considered simultaneously and pertaining to the same property with another application in which the authority to hold the public hearing rests with either the Planning Commission or Board of Commissioners. The ZBA does have decision making authority; however their decisions may be appealed to the Board of Commissioners.

Important Links

Staff Contact

Susan Green | Planner I
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100
| Cumming, Georgia 30040
(770) 205-4565 direct 
(770) 781-2115 main
Lori Kyle | Current Planning Manager
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 
| Cumming, Georgia 30040
(770) 205-4524 direct 
| (770) 781-2115 main

Public Hearing Applications Under Review
Welcome to the mapping portion of eStatus - the Forsyth County Application/Permit/Plat Search tool. Choose the 'FILTER BY TYPE' pull-down menu to individually select and review specific application types. The Zoning Board of Appeals makes recommendations on variances (VA) and appeals of administrative decision (AP) applications.

Zoning Board of Appeals Members

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.