How to Obtain Forsyth County Building Permits

Planning Permissions How to Obtain Forsyth County Building Permits

How to Get Forsyth County Building Permits

It can be complicated to get a building permit in Forsyth County, but it shouldn't be. It should be easy to build on your property, but it can be confusing to determine how to get a building permit with all the paperwork.

And it's not just Forsyth County; Florida can be just as bad; from Palm Beach to Sarasota getting a building permit can be a nightmare. It's even worse in big cities like Los Angeles and Chicago when it really shouldn't be so complicated at all.

This guide will talk about when you need a , how to get a building permit yourself, and why you should rely on DoNotPay to get a permit in no time.

When Is a Building Permit Necessary in Forsyth County?

You can see what buildings require a  hereYou'll also find all the forms you'll need available for download.

How to Get a Building Permit in Forsyth County

Once building plans have been approved, some documents will need to be completed to obtain the permit. Information on the various permits and associated documents is available through this division.

Key Contacts

There are problems with all these solutions. First, the procedure for getting a building permit is long and complex.

It is unclear who you have to consult in order to get a permit, and then it is complex and challenging to fill out the paperwork.

You may not have time to jump through all these hoops. You also may not have time to go to the office in person.

Once you figure out how to apply, there are all the fees, and the building permit request form is long and confusing. DoNotPay makes it easy to get a permit for what you are building and fills the application out for you with just a bit of information.

What Fees Are Associated With Getting a Permit?

Basic non-commercial fees are based on the valuation of the project. See below for a simple table of these fees:

$1,000 and belowMinimum $18.75
$1,001 to $50,000$18.75 for the first $1k

$6.25 for each additional $1k

$50,001 to $100,000$325 for the first $50k

$5 for each additional $1k

$100,001 to $500,000$575 for the first $100k

$3.75 for each additional $1k

$500,001 and beyond$2,075 for the first $500k

$2.50 for each additional $1k

For a complete list of fees involved with getting a building permit in Forsyth County, click here.

How to Get a Building Permit in Forsyth County With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay takes the pain out of applying for a building permit. We'll find the exact rules of the area of Forsyth County; you're in, fill out the application form and get you the lowest possible processing fee.

How to apply for a Building Permit Fast in Forsyth County with DoNotPay:

If you want to apply for a building permit fast in Forsyth County but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered. Create your own cancellation letter in 6 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Planning Permissions product on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose one of the following options:
  • Check whether your project needs a building permit or if it's exempt
  • Generate a permission request letter to send to your HOA
  • Generate a guide on how to complete the building permit application
  1. Choose the focus of your project (new ADU, pool, shed, fence, etc.) and answer a few questions about your plans, including the size of the structure and estimated cost.


  2. Indicate whether you're hiring a contractor and include the estimated start date and timeline for the project.


  3. Indicate whether any public sidewalk/street space will be used during construction.


  4. And that's it! DoNotPay will help guide you through the building permit process by checking if your project needs a building permit, contacting any HOAs you're a part of to request building permission, or generating detailed instructions on how to start and complete your building permit application process.


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Why struggle to get a building permit? Use DoNotPay today!


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