Inspection Division

Steve Holder | Chief Building Official
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 | Cumming, Georgia 30040
(678) 513-5929

Inspections can be scheduled online through Estatus Inspection Portal--Inspections between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Inspection requests may also be emailed to or scheduled by calling 770-781-2115.  Please include your permit number and type of inspection needed.

The primary mission of the Inspection Division is to enforce mandatory state construction code, thereby ensuring safe and structurally sound construction on residential and commercial buildings. We strive to provide quality service to citizens and the business community of Forsyth County through innovation, continuous improvement, and a commitment to customer service.

Inspections are “trade specific” on all residential and commercial projects throughout the construction process. Inspections are also conducted on commercial buildings when there is a tenant change or change of use. Field Inspectors check and return phone and e-mail messages between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


We now have an email group designed to help relay useful information and notifications to builders & third party engineers whenever they arise. If you would like to join this Builder's e-mail group, please email Taylor Shirley, Administrative Assistant, with the name and email address of the person(s) that wish to be added.  

Permit Division

Shelia Clark | Administrative Supervisor, Building Permits
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 | Cumming, Georgia 30040
(770) 781-2115 ext. 2506

The Permit Division is responsible for permitting all phases of residential and commercial construction including new construction, renovations, additions, & accessory structures.

Walk-in permit processing hours are 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.