Policy Division

The Policy Division oversees policy and code changes as reflected in the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, the Unified Development Code, and the Forsyth County Sign and Tree Ordinances.

Comprehensive Plan

  • Comprehensive Plan 2017 – 2037
  • Community Character Map (CCM)
  • Community Work Program (CWP)
  • Service Delivery Strategy (SDS)

Unified Development Code (UDC)

  • UDC document
  • Chapter by chapter
  • Links to sign and tree ordinances

Forsyth County North Subarea Trails Master Plan

  • Building upon the Forsyth County Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan, the North Subarea Trails Master Plan seeks to promote bicycle travel and increased walkability by connecting neighborhoods, county facilities and, natural resources.


  • Forsyth County commissioned Bleakly Advisory Group to conduct this Demographic Study to provide research and analysis in seeking answers to several key questions about the county’s future.
  • The Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, adopted in July 2017, identifies aging in place and multi-generational housing as an important priority for the future of the county. This study examines demographic trends and the needs and preferences of Forsyth County residents to properly plan for a growing community.

McFarland-Stoney Point Livable Centers Initiative (LCI)

  • The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a program that awards planning grants on a competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit organizations to prepare and implement plans for the enhancement of existing centers and corridors consistent with regional development policies, and also provides transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified in the LCI plans.​​​

    Heather Ryan | Planning Manager, Policy Division
    Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
    110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 | Cumming, Georgia 30040 
    (678) 455-8481 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.