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

COVID-19 vaccination appointments for April 19 and 20 are available. Please click here for more information, including information in multiple languages.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Georgia is open for everyone 16 years of age and older. For more information on vaccines, including a vaccine locator, click here. 

At the present time, all Forsyth County Boards and Commissioners are meeting live and in-person, but with both remote viewing and (in the case of public hearings or public comment) remote participation opportunities. Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

UPDATE: Portion of the Big Creek Greenway and Bethelview Trailhead Reopened Following Storm Damage

UPDATE: Portion of the Big Creek Greenway and Bethelview Trailhead Reopened Following Storm Damage
Nov. 2, 2020: A portion of the Big Creek Greenway Trail, between Hwy. 9 and Kelly Mill Road, is now open following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta. The Bethelview Road Trailhead (5120 Bethelview Road) is also now open. The following portions of the greenway/trailheads remain closed: -          The greenway between Union Hill Road and Hwy. 9 -          The greenway between McFarland Pkwy. and Union Hill Road (closed for a scheduled renovation project) -          Union Hill Road Trailhead (5259 Union Hill Road) -          Fowler Park Trailhead (4110 Carolene Way) Updates will be provided as available on the County’s homepage and social media channels. ----- Oct. 29, 2020: Due to recent storm damage from Tropical ...

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 4

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 4
SR 400 will have a scheduled daytime lane closure and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for median construction Wednesday, Nov. 4. Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Wednesday, Nov. 4 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)                               • One lane (inside) closure on SR 400 northbound at Pilgrim Mill Road • Several traffic paces on SR 400 northbound The work is weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

Polls Open November 3 for General and Special Election

Polls Open November 3 for General and Special Election
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the General and Special Election. Voters must go to their designated polling place to vote on Election Day. Several precinct and polling places have changed for the 2020 election cycle so please verify your Election Day polling place on the Secretary of State’s My Voter webpage prior to heading out to vote. For all in-person voting, remember to bring one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification. Please note there is no voting of any kind the Monday prior to any election.   Due to the ...

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Temporarily Closed Due to Storm Damage

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Temporarily Closed Due to Storm Damage
Due to storm damage in and around Sawnee Mountain caused by Tropical Storm Zeta, the Sawnee Mountain Preserve (4075 Spot Road) and Visitor Center are temporarily closed. The parking lot gates will be locked at all access points and visitors will not be allowed to enter. Updates on the reopening will be made on the County’s homepage and social media pages. 

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter
The Forsyth County Fire Department opens new Fire Station 11. Also, the Animal Shelter waives all adoption fees for the holidays beginning Nov. 28 and we will look at how you can make the holiday season bright for local seniors. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series and newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here. Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county ...

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks
Nov. 1 marks the end of daylight-saving time and the Forsyth County Fire Department encourages residents to take this opportunity to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.     Prior to replacing alarm batteries, review the recommendations provided by the unit’s manufacturer, and replace the units themselves every seven to ten years. It’s also important to test the alarms at least once a month by pressing the TEST button. The Fire Department also reminds residents of the following safety precautions:    • Install a smoke alarm on every level of the home, in each bedroom and outside bedrooms in each sleeping area • Ensure ...

Forsyth County Declares Local State of Emergency Following Tropical Storm Zeta

Forsyth County Declares Local State of Emergency Following Tropical Storm Zeta
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson signed a declaration of a local state of emergency Thursday, Oct. 29. To view the declaration, click here. “The high winds and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Zeta during the early morning hours today have downed trees, created power outages, and impacted property and roadways in our community,” said Semanson. “This declaration allows the County to activate our Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), providing for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Forsyth County.” The activation of the EOP, which is managed by the Emergency Management Director, allows the County to take specific, timely actions to facilitate storm ...

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for November and December

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for November and December
Remember the greats by learning the history of rock n’ roll, use photos and clues to guess locations around the world and learn why some movies stand the test of time – this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information on these and other fun stay at home games and classes or call (770) 781-2178.  

Tag Offices Closed Thursday, October 29

Tag Offices Closed Thursday, October 29
The Forsyth County Tax Commissioner Tag Offices, located at 1092 Tribble Gap Road and 1950 Sharon Road, are closed Thursday, Oct. 29, due to power outages caused by Tropical Storm Zeta. Updates on the offices will be made to the County homepage and social media channels. 

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