Appointed Boards

Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The DDA is a 7 member body which works to revitalize and redevelop the downtown business district. The members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve staggard four-year terms. Members must be taxpayers who live in the city or they must own or operate a business located in the downtown development area. One member may be a member of the municipal governing authority. The DDA Board meets the second Monday of each month at 5:00 P.M. at City Hall.

Design Review Board

The Design Review Board is a seven member body which reviews and approves building designs, landscaping, and site plans to ensure an aesthetic design and compliance with the City's codes. Design review shall apply to all development, except for single-family detached dwellings within the city limits of the City of Forsyth, within the jurisdiction of the Design Review Board. The members are appointed to five-year staggered terms by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. At least one member of the Board shall be an architect or landscape architect with current state registration, or a licensed commercial building contractor. The Design Review Board meets the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 P.M at City Hall.

Additional information:

  • See Zoning Enforcement Department to download appropriate form(s).
  • QUESTIONS? Please contact the Zoning Officer at Forsyth City Hall for more information. (478) 994-7747

Housing Authority (HA)

The Housing Authority is a five member body appointed by Mayor and City Council. The Authority meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM at City Hall.

Planning and Zoning Commission/Design Review Board

The Planning and Zoning Commission is a body of seven members which ensure the future quality of life of the City of Forsyth by dealing with all matters involving property rezoning, conditional use, variances, and conditional approval and disapproval of preliminary plats of major subdivisions. After holding a hearing, recommendations are made to the Mayor and City Council for further review. The Planning and Zoning Commission is appointed by Mayor and City Council which serve five-year staggered terms. The commission meets the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 PM at City Hall.

Before buying or improving any property within the City of Forsyth or beginning construction of any type, contact the Zoning Officer at City Hall at (478) 994-7747.