Forsyth County Environmental Health514 West Maple St. Suite 404 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. 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.

Fee List

Please note that it may take twenty business days or more to process an application or review.

New Septic Application

Septic Repair Application

Remodel or Addition Application

Pool Installation Application

Performance Evaluation (Existing System)

Pre-purchase Site Evaluation

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

Temporary Toilet Application

Basic information about septic tanks:

Homeowners Guide To Septic Tanks

Items necessary to apply for a septic tank permit:

Permit application check list

Addition-Modification Permit Process

Repair permit application requirements

GIS Address

Addition-Modification Affidavit

Contractor existing system verification requirements

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