Departmental Checklists

In order to facilitate easier plan processing, it is highly recommended that developers review all the attached applicable checklists, as these are the checklists that each Reviewing Department will use to review your submittal. Reviewing Departments include County Arborist, City of Cumming, Code Enforcement, Engineering, Fire Marshal's Office, GIS Department, NRCS, Planning & Community Development, Tax Assessor's Office, Water & Sewer.

It is recommended that you download the checklist from this website each time you prepare plans, as checklists are frequently updated.

Planning & Community Development County Arborist Building & Economic Development
 Department of Engineering
Board of Assessors Department of Water & Sewer GIS Department

Forsyth County GIS Digital Data has a new data requirement that will be enforced for all final plats submitted after November 26th, 2018. Any projects submitted during the grace period up to this date that do not have the following layer: “LOT_AREA” will be will still pass our review. All projects submitted after this date will require this new layer. Please review our digital submission requirements and metadata for more information, or contact us at or at 770-781-2108.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Fire Department City of Cumming Georgia Department of Health (Forsyth County Environmental Health)

NOTE: All applications, reviews, and approvals are handled independently of the site development and building plan review processes.

For more information please contact:
Gary D. Helmuth, M.P.H., Environmental Health Specialist
309 Pirkle Ferry Rd, Building D, Suite 500, Cumming, Ga. 30040
770-781-6909 |

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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.