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Customer Self-Service Portal (CSS) Temporarily Unavailable Friday Evening to Monday Morning

Customer Self-Service Portal (CSS) Temporarily Unavailable Friday Evening to Monday Morning
Forsyth County’s Customer Self- Service Portal (CSS) will be upgraded and unavailable beginning Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. until Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. Services that will be temporarily unavailable include: Applying for permits, plans or licenses Requesting inspections Searching public records, existing permits, plans, inspections, requests or licenses Paying invoices Forsyth County thanks you for your patience.

Forsyth County Passes Measure to Provide Easier Access to Agritourism

Forsyth County Passes Measure to Provide Easier Access to Agritourism
During their July 8 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to the County’s Unified Development Code (UDC) to allow for qualifying agricultural properties to obtain a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the purpose of agritourism. “If someone receives this designation, it would be open to anything agriculture. If they want to have a restaurant to serve food grown on their farm, they could do that. If they wanted to have a petting zoo, sell Christmas trees, they could do that. Nothing is off limits as long as it is in the definition of agritourism,” said Forsyth ...

Planning Commission Meeting Scheduled for January 26 has been Cancelled

Planning Commission Meeting Scheduled for January 26 has been Cancelled
The Forsyth County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, has been cancelled. Public hearings scheduled for tonight’s meeting will be postponed until the next regular meeting of the Forsyth County Planning Commission, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, in the Commissioners Meeting Room (Suite 220) in the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main St.).

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 ...

Forsyth County Unveils Interactive Online Services for Permit and License Applications

Forsyth County Unveils Interactive Online Services for Permit and License Applications
New software to streamline online application and permit processes Forsyth County has launched a new process for customers to submit applications online for building permits, business and alcohol licenses, inspections and land development plans. The EnerGov Customer Self Service software will replace Govern, eStatus and ePlan Solutions software on the County’s website, Forsythco.com.   “EnerGov provides the opportunity to increase automation and improve communication with our customers,” said Forsyth County Manager Eric Johnson. “Notably for our development community, EnerGov eliminates the electronic submittal fees for those submittals that previously required one, such as commercial building plans, land disturbance permits and plats.”   After making a submission online, applicants will be able to view the status ...

Forsyth County Planning Commission April 29 Special Called Meeting

Forsyth County Planning Commission April 29 Special Called Meeting
The Forsyth County Planning Commission Special Called Meeting at 2:00 p.m. shall be via teleconference pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g). The meeting can be viewed by clicking here.  PUBLIC NOTICE The Forsyth County Planning Commission will hold a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to practice using the meeting software in order to successfully host the upcoming May meetings.  All interested persons are encouraged to attend. Forsyth County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial ...

Open House Set for Proposed South Forsyth Commercial Design Standards and Branding

Open House Set for Proposed South Forsyth Commercial Design Standards and Branding
Recommendations to be presented Feb. 24 for public feedback Forsyth County will host an open house to gather feedback from residents, business owners and property owners on south Forsyth’s commercial design standards and branding proposal.  The open house will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Sharon Forks Public Library (2820 Old Atlanta Rd.). During the drop-in open house meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to view draft design requirements, ask questions and comment on the concepts presented by staff and the project’s consultant.  The preliminary standards and marketing brand are being created to help support ...

Open House Set for Proposed South Forsyth Design Standards and Branding

Open House Set for Proposed South Forsyth Design Standards and Branding
Recommendations to be presented Jan. 22 for public feedback Forsyth County will host an open house to gather feedback from residents, business owners and property owners on south Forsyth’s commercial design standards and branding proposal.   The open house will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Sharon Forks Public Library (2820 Old Atlanta Rd.). During the drop-in open house meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to view design proposals, ask questions and comment on the concepts presented by staff and the project’s consultant.   The preliminary standards and marketing brand, drafted following a Sept. 2019 design workshop, are being created to help support a ...

Forsyth County Announces Dates and Times for Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative Community Character Workshop

Forsyth County Announces Dates and Times for Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative Community Character Workshop
Residents as well as business and property owners invited to provide input on community character and identity   Dates and times have been announced for a series of Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative Community Character Workshop intended to help shape the community’s identity. During these facilitated gatherings, attendees will be invited to provide input on a variety of topics that will impact the southeastern Forsyth County community.   The approximate boundaries for this area are State Hwy. 400 to the west, McGinnis Ferry Rd. to the south and north of State Hwy. 20 on the northern boundary.   The workshop will be held at the Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Rd.). Specific ...

Residents Invited to Provide Input on Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative

Residents Invited to Provide Input on Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative
Sign up for Community Gatherings In mid-September, Forsyth County will be holding a series of community gatherings designed to hear from residents, along with business and property owners, in southeast Forsyth County. During these facilitated gatherings, attendees will be invited to provide input on a variety of topics that will help shape the identity of southeastern Forsyth. The approximate boundaries for this area are State Hwy. 400 to the west, McGinnis Ferry Rd. to the south and north of State Hwy. 20 on the northern boundary. The meetings will include discussions on a logo and tagline, as well as other marketing recommendations ...

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