Forsyth County Environmental Health309 Pirkle Ferry Rd. Bldg D Suite 500 Cumming, Georgia 30040 770-781-6909 Fax 678-807-7343

Sewage Disposal

The Forsyth County Environmental Health Land Use Section is responsible for the issuance of on-site sewage management system permits (septic tanks) and final inspection of systems. If you plan to build or remodel a home or if you want to put a building or pool on your property that is served by a septic system you will have to get approval from the environmental health department before you can obtain a building permit. E-mail questions to Gary Helmuth. The following forms are available for download, you can email us the completed application and any required documents and call in a credit payment if needed. Please note that it may take up to ten business days to process an application or review.

New Septic Application - Fee 7 rooms or less is $300.00, 8 rooms or more is $500.00, contact us for determination

Septic Repair Application - Fee $100.00

Remodel or Addition Application - Fee if site review required $100.00

Pool Installation Application - Fee $100.00

Deck, storage building, detached garage, etc.- Fee if site review required $100.00

Septic Review for Adoption / Foster Care Application - Fee $100.00

Performance Evaluation (Existing System) - Fee $100.00

Temporary Toilet ( Port-a-Jon) Permit Application:

Temporary Toilet Application Fee $100.00

Exemption Certification

Basic information about septic tanks:

Homeowners Guide To Septic Tanks

Items necessary to apply for a septic tank permit:

Permit application check list

If you need to have a well properly abandoned this form must be completed by a licensed well installer:

Abandoned Well Affidavit

For information about pumping your septic tank please review the homeowners guide above and visit our septic tank pumping page.