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 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.

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.


                                 Recently Passed Public Hearings                                   

 

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Forsyth County Planning Commission 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, at the Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 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.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 Mobile Food Units, Mobile Vendors, Seasonal Sales and Temporary Vending.  Click here to view draft.

 

Modifications to UDC Regarding Mobile Food Units, Mobile Vendors, Seasonal Sales and Temporary Vending - Second 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, August 6, 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 Mobile Food Units, Mobile Vendors, Seasonal Sales and Temporary Vending.  Click here to view draft.

Modifications to UDC Regarding Special Events, Special Event Facilities, Special Event Lodging Units and Use Permissions for Agricultural District (A1) - First Hearing - Revised 6/8/2020

PLEASE NOTE: The dial-in participation numbers from the previous notices have been updated. The new numbers are: (602)333-0032 or (888)270-9936 (US Toll Free), Conference code: 897630.  


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Revised 6/8/20

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 amendments listed below on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the March 14, 2020 Executive Order issued by Governor Kemp declaring a Public Health State of Emergency; the April 2, 2020 Executive Order issued by Governor Kemp ordering citizens to “shelter in place”; and the associated Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency approved by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on March 19, 2020, the Tuesday June 23, 2020 Planning Commission meeting will be held via both in person and streaming audio and video, as authorized by O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  The meeting will be streamed online for real time viewing at www.forsythco.comIMPORTANT: The advertised public hearing will occur on a date beyond the present date by which the Governor and the County’s declared emergencies expire.  Nonetheless, and irrespective of whether the declaration of emergency is extended, it is extremely likely that the physical assembly at agency meetings will not yet have been resumed for all citizens and that a remote, streaming meeting will provide full and complete access for all citizens.  As such, this legal ad assumes that this public hearing will include remote assembly with public access via online streaming.  As the date of the public hearing draws closer, members of the public are strongly encouraged to view the Forsyth County website for updates on any changes as to how this meeting will occur.                

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 held by the Planning Commission, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.              

You may also speak at the public hearing by phone or access via the Zoom App.  To participate by phone, please call the number below and enter the requested access code prior to or immediately after the public hearing agenda item is called.  
Phone Number: (602) 333-0032 or Toll Free (888)-270-9936 

Conference Code: 897630

Phone numbers and the link for Zoom App listed below - Revised 6/8/2020. 

To access via the Zoom App, go to https://zoom.us/j/88647687663 on the internet and, if prompted, click on “Open Zoom Meetings”.  NOTE:  If you choose to participate in the public hearing via the Zoom app, you will be required to provide your name and email address as part of the registration process.  No registration is required if you choose to participate solely by phone. 

During the meeting, the chairperson will call the agenda items individually and ask staff to present the proposed UDC amendment.  After staff has presented, the chairperson will then ask if there is anyone wishing to speak in favor of the amendment.  At that point, citizens wishing to speak in favor should then press *9 on their phone or click the “raise hand” button on the Zoom App.   The moderator will indicate to the chairperson that there are X number of people to speak in favor.  The callers will then be unmuted one at a time with a notification to the caller that their line has been unmuted.  The caller that has been unmuted will be asked to state their name and address for the record, and after doing so the caller may speak.  Once the time for those speaking “in favor” has expired, the chairperson will ask if there is anyone wishing to speak in opposition to the amendment and the same process for selecting speakers will be used for those speaking in opposition until their time has expired. 

The UDC draft language may be viewed by clicking the link below 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 Special Events, Special Event Facilities, and Special Event Lodging Units as well as Use Permissions for Agricultural District (A1).

Click here to view draft for Chapter 3.

Click here to view draft for Chapter 15.

Modifications to UDC Regarding Special Events, Special Event Facilities, Special Event Lodging Units and Use Permissions for Agricultural District (A1) - Second Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing for the below UDC amendments on Thursday, August 6th, 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 Special Events, Special Event Facilities, Special Event Lodging Units and Use Permissions for Agricultural District (A1)  Click to view draft.

 Planning Commission recommendations regarding Special Events, Special Event Facilities, Special Event Lodging Units and Use Permissions for Agricultural District (A1).  Click to view recommendations.

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 Phone: 770-781-2115
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