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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.

View Current Wait Times for Advance Voting Locations

View Current Wait Times for Advance Voting Locations
CHECK ADVANCE VOTING WAIT TIMES BY CLICKING HERE Forsyth County residents can view a digital map displaying current wait times for all Jan. 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff Advance Voting locations. The map is updated by the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Department and Geographic Information Services. Advance voting for the Jan. 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff is offered to registered Forsyth County voters for three weeks at five locations (excluding observed holidays). Advance voting is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays beginning Monday, Dec. 14, through Thursday, Dec. 31, at the following locations ...

Advance Voting for January 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff is Underway

Advance Voting for January 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff is Underway
Advance voting for the Jan. 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff is offered to registered Forsyth County voters for three weeks at five locations (excluding observed holidays).   Advance voting is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays beginning Monday, Dec. 14, through Thursday, Dec. 31, at the following locations (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day):   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.) Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Road) Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Operations Center (1605 Canton Hwy.) Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Road) Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Road)   Please note that there is no voting at any location on the Monday prior to any election.   For all in-person voting, voters must bring ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Provides Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Provides Free Christmas Tree Recycling
Trees can be recycled at County Recycling Centers and various other locations Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to recycle their Christmas trees during the annual ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ event through Jan. 30, 2021. Last year, Forsyth County recycled 3,701 trees.  “Forsyth County has recycled 112,458 Christmas trees since the County began participating in the ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ program in 1994,” said Forsyth County Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright. “All of the Christmas trees brought to us for recycling have either been placed in the lake as fish habitat or chipped into reusable mulch.”  Christmas trees can ...

VIDEO: Watch the Virtual Open House Meeting Regarding Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates

VIDEO: Watch the Virtual Open House Meeting Regarding Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates
Forsyth County Recycling & Solid Waste Environmental Compliance held a virtual public information open house on Wednesday, Dec. 2, to update residents on proposed enhancements to the EPD compliance plan for Hightower Landfill (which is closed). Watch the recorded meeting below: The meeting was held via Zoom video conferencing, to discuss the scope of a Hightower Landfill Methane Remediation Plan as well as a Potassium Permanganate Groundwater Remediation Pilot Program. Both are enhancements to the current corrective action plan, as approved by EPD, to maintain compliance.   “Methane and groundwater contaminants are components that all landfills monitor for and report to the EPD,” said Forsyth County Environmental Scientist Manager Sam ...

Ground Broken for New Juvenile Justice Center

Ground Broken for New Juvenile Justice Center
Funding for new center provided by Capital Outlay Fund Ground was broken on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, for a new Forsyth County Juvenile Justice Center that will replace the current facility located at 875 Lanier 400 Pkwy. Photos from the ceremony can be found by clicking here.  The new Juvenile Justice Center will be located at the site of the current facility. The center will be approximately 70,000 square feet with three levels including unfinished shell space on the second level for future expansion. This facility will include two courtrooms, conference rooms and administrative offices. The facility was designed to incorporate ...

Read December's Edition of the Your Forsyth Newsletter

Read December's Edition of the Your Forsyth Newsletter
Forsyth County and GDOT break ground on the SR 369 and SR 400 project. Also, a new dog park opens next to the County Animal Shelter (4060 County Way), and we provide information on how to cast your vote in the Jan. 5 General and Special Election Runoff. We cover these topics and more in this month’s newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here.

Advance Voting for January 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff Starts December 14

Advance Voting for January 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff Starts December 14
Advance voting for the Jan. 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff will be offered to registered Forsyth County voters for three weeks at five locations (excluding observed holidays).   Advance voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays beginning Monday, Dec. 14, through Thursday, Dec. 31, at the following locations (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day):   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.) Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Road) Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Operations Center (1605 Canton Hwy.) Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Road) Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Road)   Please note that there is no voting at any location on the Monday prior to any election.   For all in-person voting, voters must ...

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Winter-Spring Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on a wide variety of events, activities and programs offered. Residents can view the guide and register online at parks.forysthco.com or in person at any of the county’s three recreation centers, located at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park.

December 7 Set as Voter Registration Deadline For January 5 Runoff

December 7 Set as Voter Registration Deadline  For January 5 Runoff
Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, is the last day Forsyth County residents can register to vote for the Jan. 5, 2021 General Election & Special Election Runoff, or to change their name and/or address on the January 5, 2021 voter registration list.   A Voter Registration Application must be completed, signed and submitted to the Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office in one of the following ways:   In person at the Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.) Applications must be submitted to the office no later than the close of business at 4:30 p.m. ...

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