Development Inspections Division

The Development Inspections Division ensures the implementation of the policies adopted by the Board of Commissioners while providing professional land planning services to facilitate sustainable growth through effective plan review and compliance inspections.  

The following descriptions will assist you in navigating the Division's Web pages.


  • Sign Application
  • Sign Ordinance
  • Pedestrian Oriented Sign Design Manual
  • Overlay Districts

Tree Information & Ordinance

  • Forsyth County Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance
  • Buffer Standards
  • Recommended Plant List
  • Tree/Landscape Plan Review Checklist
  • Tree Care Information

Planning GIS Viewer 

  • Research Public Hearing applications or Land Development Permits and Plats spatially
  • Infrastructure layers for the development community
  • Streets, tax map & parcels, aerial images, etc.


  • Apply for certain Planning & Community Development plans or permits
  • Check the status of an application
  • Pay select fees

Vacant Planning Manager, Development Inspection Division
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 | Cumming, Georgia 30040
(770) 781-2115

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.