Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19


Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Proposed UDC Changes

Adopted Design Requirements

The drafts below reflect the adopted residential design standards that were published within the UDC on December 6, 2019.

County-wide Design Standards 6.6.19

County-wide Design Standards 9.5.19 

Southeast Forsyth Design Standards

                                        Upcoming Public Hearings                                        

 

Modifications to UDC Regarding Residential and Agricultural Use Permissions and Regulations - Second Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-205-4572. 

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-205-4572 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  

Amendments to the Unified Development Code related to residential and agricultural use permissions and regulations. Click to view draft.

Modifications to the Unified Development Code regarding the South Forsyth Commercial Design Standards - First Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 

 

The Forsyth County Planning Commission is the designated body to hold public hearings for amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC), amendments to the official zoning map, applications for conditional use permits, home occupation permits, and applications for variances on property considered simultaneously for rezoning. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia. If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Planning Commission, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking. In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually. Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County's website at www.forsythco.coor by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-781-2115 ext. 2840. 

 

The UDC draft language may be viewed on line or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-781-2115 ext. 2840 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 

 

Amendments related to South Forsyth commercial design standards  

Click here to view the draft

                                 Recently Passed Public Hearings                                   

 

Modifications to UDC Regarding Mail Kiosks - Second Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-205-4572. 

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-205-4572 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Amendments related to mail kiosks.  Click to view draft.

Modifications to UDC Regarding the Buford Highway Overlay - Second Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-205-4572.  

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-205-4572 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Amendments related to the Buford Highway Overlay.  Click to view draft.

Planning Commission recommendation.  Click to view memo.

 

Modifications to UDC Regarding Mobile Food Units, Mobile Vendors, Seasonal Sales, and Temporary Vending - Third Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider amendments to the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County related to mobile food units, mobile vendors, seasonal sales, and temporary vending, on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia. If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking. In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually. Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-781-2115.  

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-781-2115 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 

Amendments related to residential and agricultural use permissions and regulations.  Click to view draft.

Modifications to UDC Regarding Residential and Agricultural Use Permissions and Regulations - First Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Forsyth County Planning Commission is the designated body to hold public hearings for amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC), amendments to the official zoning map, applications for conditional use permits, home occupation permits, and applications for variances on property considered simultaneously for rezoning.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-781-2115 ext. 2840. 

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-781-2115 ext. 2840 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Amendments related to residential and agricultural use permissions and regulations.  Click to view draft.

Modifications to UDC Regarding Mail Kiosks - First Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Forsyth County Planning Commission is the designated body to hold public hearings for amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC), amendments to the official zoning map, applications for conditional use permits, home occupation permits, and applications for variances on property considered simultaneously for rezoning.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-866-2780.

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-205-4572 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Amendments related to mail kiosks.  Click to view draft.


Modifications to UDC Regarding the Buford Highway Overlay - First Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Forsyth County Planning Commission is the designated body to hold public hearings for amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC), amendments to the official zoning map, applications for conditional use permits, home occupation permits, and applications for variances on property considered simultaneously for rezoning.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-866-2780.      

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-205-4572 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).                                                                                                                                                 
Amendments related to the Buford Highway Overlay.  Click to view draft.

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 Phone: 770-781-2115
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