Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here:

COVID-19 vaccination appointments for April 19 and 20 are available. Please click here for more information, including information in multiple languages.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Georgia is open for everyone 16 years of age and older. For more information on vaccines, including a vaccine locator, click here. 

At the present time, all Forsyth County Boards and Commissioners are meeting live and in-person, but with both remote viewing and (in the case of public hearings or public comment) remote participation opportunities. Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

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 enforcement.  

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


  • Sign Application
  • Sign Ordinance
  • Sign Design Manual

Tree Information & Ordinance

  • Forsyth County Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance
  • Landscape Guide
  • 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.

Sharon O. Farrell Planning Manager, Development Inspection Division
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 | Cumming, Georgia 30040
(678) 513-5946 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.