Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

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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.


Enhanced Forsyth County Government Website Now Available

Enhanced Forsyth County Government Website Now Available
The Forsyth County government website – – has a new look, along with a variety of enhancements designed to improve access to county information online.   “Forsyth County government is committed to continuously improving our level of service, and with more and more people looking for information online, we sought to improve upon our website,” said County Manager Doug Derrer. “The improvements to the website were undertaken in an effort to create a more user-friendly experience for those visiting the site, and to help them find the information they are looking for quickly and easily.”   The new site features a search ...

Holiday Fire Prevention and Safety Tips from Forsyth County Fire

Holiday Fire Prevention and Safety Tips from Forsyth County Fire
“The Forsyth County Fire Department encourages everyone to take precautionary measures to help ensure safety throughout the holiday season,” Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “Responsible use of items such as lights and decorations can help prevent fires and injuries.”   Heating Safety Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater. Never place heaters on tables or furniture. Avoid using extension cords for heaters if possible. Do not use unvented gas heaters ...

2016 Budget Adopted

At their November 19, 2015 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the county’s 2016 operating budget. The 2016 General Fund budget totals approximately $108.92 million. Click here to view the budget summary. Millage Rates Earlier this year, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the millage rates that will fund a major portion of the county’s 2016 General Fund budget, the Fire District, and Bonds. The board voted to adopt the rollback Maintenance and Operations millage rate of 4.642 mills; maintain the Fire millage rate at 1.975 mills; and adopt the Bond rate at 1.419 mills (an increase ...

Santa Will Be Calling Local Children Again this Year

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their annual Santa’s Calling program. Santa has set aside two special evenings to call children ages 3 through 10 to listen to their personal Christmas wishes. The phone calls will take place on Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 9 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Santa is very busy during this time of year. If the first phone call does not go through, Santa will try one more time.   To receive a free phone call, please register by December 4. Registration forms are available online at or at the county’s ...

Lady Justice Sculpture Unveiled

Lady Justice Sculpture Unveiled
A sculpture of Lady Justice was unveiled Friday, November 6, in front of the Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming. Designed by local sculptor Gregory Johnson, Lady Justice symbolizes the fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, avarice, prejudice or favor. A special thanks is extended to the Forsyth County Development Authority for their contribution toward the statue.

Probate Court has Moved

The Probate Court of Forsyth County has moved into its new offices in the Forsyth County Courthouse Annex. The address is 100 West Courthouse Square, Suite 008. Probate Court is located on the lower level of the Courthouse Annex, accessible via the rear entrance to the building. The Probate Court telephone number is (770) 781-2140.

Fire Department Annual Toy Collection Underway

Fire Department Annual Toy Collection Underway
The Forsyth County Fire Department is seeking the assistance of citizens in helping to make this holiday season special for children in need, through the department’s thirteenth annual Aerial’s House toy collection.   “Forsyth County’s residents and businesses have generously supported our Aerial’s House toy collection over the years and for that we are sincerely appreciative,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “For the Fire Department personnel, it is an honor to be able to play a role in helping brighten the holidays for children in our community by providing the drop-off locations for toys.”   New, unwrapped toys for ...

Give the Gift of Meals to County’s Homebound Seniors this Holiday Season

Help brighten the holiday season for Forsyth County homebound senior citizens by participating in the 2015 Home-Delivered Meals Holiday Gift Certificate Program. Meals purchased with a holiday gift certificate through Forsyth County Senior Services will be delivered through the Meals on Wheels program.   “The demand for our Meals on Wheels program continues to increase, and the cost of the meals continues to rise as well,” Senior Services Director Judy Theilman. “Forsyth County Senior Services is very appreciative of the generous support this program receives each year – it truly makes a difference in the lives of community’s homebound ...

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    Cumming GA 30040
     Phone: 770-781-2101
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    Our Mission

    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

    Our Vision

    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.