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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


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.

 

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad to Open June 5

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad to Open June 5
Splash Pad will be open through Sept. 7   Forsyth County’s popular Splash Pad, located at Old Atlanta Park (810 Nichols Road), will open for the season beginning Friday, June 5, and will remain open through Sept. 7. Hours of operation for the Splash Pad are:   -        June 5 – Aug. 5: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (including Independence Day) -        Aug. 6 - Sept. 7: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (including Labor Day)   Daily admission for the splash pad is $2 per person (1-year-old and up); cash or check only. Adults entering with a paying child are free as ...

Property Assessments Now Available to View and Appeal Online

Property Assessments Now Available to View and Appeal Online
Forsyth County property owners now have the option to see their 2020 Real Property Assessment online, review comparable properties and file an appeal for their property value, if necessary.   “We are excited to introduce this new way to review property assessments online,” said Director of the Board of Assessors and Chief Appraiser Mary Kirkpatrick. “If a resident needs to file an appeal for their property value, they can now do so from the comfort of their home without having to enter the Board of Assessors office.” Property assessments can be viewed online by visiting the Board of Assessors page on the County’s website, forsythco.com, or by ...

Forsyth County Administration Building to Close Friday at Noon

Forsyth County Administration Building to Close Friday at Noon
The Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) will close at noon on Friday, June 5, in accommodation of a planned assembly in downtown Cumming. Those with scheduled appointments in the building on Friday afternoon are asked to reschedule and will be contacted by County staff as necessary. County operations will continue as normal and residents are encouraged to utilize the County’s online services to conduct business on Friday. A list of online services can be found by visiting Forsythco.com/onlineservices. 

Advance, In-Person Voting Underway for the June 9 General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Presidential Preference Primary

Advance, In-Person Voting Underway for the June 9 General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Presidential Preference Primary
In-Person Voting Advance, in-person voting is currently underway June 9 General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Presidential Preference Primary. At their May 5 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections voted to make a few changes to hours, as well as one location. Remaining advance in-person voting dates and times are listed by location below. Forsyth County Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Drive) - June 1-4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - June 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Road) - June 1-4 from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. - June 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sharon Springs Park ...

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions
The Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) will open to residents, on an appointment and digital waitlist basis, beginning June 1. To enhance the customer service experience with residents while promoting social distancing, Forsyth County will be utilizing WaitWhile, a free appointment and waitlist system. Residents can access the system here: forsythco.com/appointments. This system will allow residents to make an appointment or join a waitlist for those activities that require face-to-face interaction. If the waitlist is selected, residents will be able to view their location on the waitlist and be informed via text message and/or email when it ...

Parks and Recreation to Reopen Additional Facilities on June 1

Parks and Recreation to Reopen Additional Facilities on June 1
Recreation centers, playgrounds and other park facilities to reopen.   Effective Monday, June 1, all recreation centers will reopen with limited operation hours. New temporary hours for recreation centers are 8:30am-6pm, Monday-Saturday. The indoor walking track, cardio/weight rooms and gymnasiums will be open for those with a membership and will have a limited capacity. The gymnasiums will be available for basketball shooting, pickleball and badminton. Recreation center memberships will be extended upon request.  Additional facilities and amenities reopening June 1 include:  • Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitors Center (regular hours) • All playgrounds • Pavilion rentals with new reservations being accepted online Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will continue to ...

Forsyth County 911 Center to be Reviewed for CALEA Re-Accreditation

Forsyth County 911 Center to be Reviewed for CALEA Re-Accreditation
CALEA to evaluate 911 Center for accreditation that demonstrates commitment to excellence  As part of the process to be awarded the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Public Safety Communications Accreditation, a team of assessors will examine all aspects of the 911 Center’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services through a remote assessment beginning June 1. Accreditation lasts for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with assessed standards. Forsyth County was last awarded the CALEA Public Safety Communications Accreditation on Nov. 5, 2016. The CALEA assessment team is composed of public safety communications practitioners from similar out-of-state agencies. The ...

Senior Services’ June Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ June Newsletter Now Available
Keep your home colorful by learning how to make Hyacinth Paper Flowers or decide the fate of the defendant in a phone-led mock trial - it’s all 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.

Forsyth County State Court Resuming In-Person Hearings June 1

Forsyth County State Court Resuming In-Person Hearings June 1
Beginning June 1, 2020, in-person hearings will resume for Forsyth County State Court cases. The first group of cases to be held in-person will consist of reduced calendars (usually no more than 40 people per day per courtroom) of arraignments for serious misdemeanor offenses as well as traffic arraignments.   If a resident has received a notice for a court appearance during the first two weeks of June, they may receive a new court date notice rescheduling their appearance due to the reduced calendar as in-person hearings resume.   For those charged with a traffic citation: -        The citation may be payable. -        If the ticket was one that originally required the individual to appear in court, ...

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 Near Pilgrim Mill Road Expected May 26-28

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 Near Pilgrim Mill Road Expected May 26-28
SR 400 will have various scheduled north and southbound lane closures in conjunction with Pilgrim Mill Road bridge demolition. Scheduled lane closures: Tuesday, May 26:  Daytime (7 a.m.- 3 p.m.): SR 400 north– single lane closure (outside) Nighttime (9 p.m.- 5 a.m.): SR 400 north – double lane closure (outside), multiple traffic paces Wednesday, May 27:  Daytime (7 a.m.- 3 p.m.): SR 400 south – single lane closure (outside) Nighttime (9 p.m.- 5 a.m.): SR 400 north – double lane closure (inside), multiple traffic paces Thursday, May 28:  Nighttime (9 p.m.- 5 a.m.): SR 400 north – double lane closure (inside), multiple traffic paces These closures are all weather ...

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