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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.

 

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 13-17

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 13-17
SR 400 will have various scheduled north and southbound traffic paces and closures in conjunction with Pilgrim Mill Road bridge construction. Scheduled lane closures will be from Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17. Closures include a single lane closure (inside) on SR 400 northbound at Pilgrim Mill Road and several traffic paces on SR 400 northbound and/or southbound. Closures will take place daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., except Thursday, July 16, when work will begin at 5:30 a.m. These closures are all weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook ...

Portion of Samples Road to Close for Repair

Portion of Samples Road to Close for Repair
A portion of Samples Road will be temporarily closed beginning from Parker Drive to 2925 Samples Road, to allow for the replacement of a cross drain. This portion of the road will be closed for approximately three weeks once work begins. Follow Forsyth County government on Facebook and Twitter for a start date and updates.

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway! Thanks to the citizens of Forsyth County for approving both the Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program funding these projects. Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

 Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 2.07% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate will be reduced to 0.930 mills, a 4.1% decrease. These rates will fund the county’s 2021 general operating budget, which is ...

County Offices Closed for Independence Day

County Offices Closed for Independence Day
Forsyth County government offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. The following departments will have special hours of operation for the holiday: Animal Shelter- will be closed July 3 and 4  Parks and Recreation- Administration offices will be closed July 3, recreation centers and Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center will be open July 3, closed on July 4.  Recycling and Solid Waste- Recycling Convenience Centers will be open July 3, closed July 4.

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 Near Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 6-10

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 Near Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 6-10
SR 400 will have various scheduled north and southbound lane closures in conjunction with Pilgrim Mill Road widening. Scheduled lane closures will be from July 6 through July 10, 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. every day. Closures include several traffic paces on SR 400 north and/or south, and a single lane closure (inside) on SR 400 north. These closures are all weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

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
Find out how the Forsyth County Fire Department’s newest recruit will help teach fire safety, why all pet adoption fees are waived this summer at the animal shelter, how to prepare for hurricane season and the latest on a new dog park coming to north Forsyth.   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 ...

Senior Services’ July Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ July Newsletter Now Available
Make a splash in virtual Summer Splash Bingo or participate in an online nautical murder mystery- 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 Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter

Forsyth County Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter
Dog park slated for completion in Fall 2020 Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Thursday, June 25, to break ground for the County’s new dog park located across from the County Animal Shelter (4065 County Way) in north Forsyth just off SR 400. Once complete, the park will feature synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing boulder, wooded areas, dog walk ramp, tunnel, sunshades, shaded benches and two family-style restrooms. SEE IMAGES FROM THE EVENT BY CLICKING HERE.  During the groundbreaking ceremony, County Commission Chairman Laura Semanson, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills and Animal Shelter Director Cindy Iacopella thanked those who made the funding for the ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees for the Summer

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees for the Summer
“Summer of Love” adoption promotion available through Sept. 8 Beginning Friday, June 26, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter will be waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee for all animals through Sept. 8 during the Summer of Love adoption promotion.  All shelter pet adoptions include microchipping, spaying/neutering and age appropriate vaccinations. The Shelter is currently conducting all animal adoptions via appointment only. Adoptable animals can be viewed online on the Shelter’s webpage at Forsythco.com under the “Adoptable Animals” tab. An adoption appointment can be made by submitting an adoption application which can be found on the Shelter’s webpage.  For more information, call (678) 965-7185 or visit forsythco.com/animalshelter. Residents may also ...

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