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Zoning Division

The Zoning Division is responsible for managing the rezoning, sketch plat, conditional use, home occupation, mobile vending, zoning condition amendment, alternate design and county-initiated application processes.

ZONING AND OTHER PUBLIC HEARING APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • Zoning Division Applications
  • Application Guides
  • Application forms
  • Calendars of submittal deadlines and meeting dates
  • Links to meeting agendas, minutes and streaming video

PLANNING COMMISSION

  • Planning Commission meeting dates/times
  • Map of active applications
  • Links to meeting agendas, minutes and streaming video
  • Planning Commission contact information
  • Planning Commission biographies

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

  • Comprehensive Plan 2017 – 2037
  • Community Character Map

UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE (UDC)

  • UDC document
  • Chapter by chapter
  • Links to other planning-related ordinances


Definitions of Zoning Terminology

Land Use: The Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan and Community Character Map are updated on a 5-year cycle with annual updates to the capital improvement element of the plan based on state requirements since the County collects impact fees. Currently, there is a partial update to the plan in progress that will involve public engagement throughout most of 2022.  More information may be found at: www.fosterforsyth2022.com

Development: Regulating, reviewing and inspecting land development in unincorporated areas of Forsyth County is the role of the Development Review and Inspections Divisions within the Planning & Community Development Department.  More information on permitting application requirements and processes may be found at: Land Development

Zoning: The Zoning Division within the Planning & Community Development Department is responsible for managing the rezoning, conditional use, sketch plat, home occupation, mobile vending, zoning condition amendment, alternate design and County-initiated application processes. More information on public hearing application requirements and processes may be found at: Public Hearing

Annexation: In accordance with state laws governing annexations, cities can annex land in unincorporated areas to become part of the city and subject to city ordinances, services and taxes.



Staff Contact

Leslie Silas| Planning Manager, Zoning Division
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 | Cumming, Georgia 30040 
(770) 205-4568 direct | (770) 781-2115 main