City Hall is located in the historic courthouse square district at 26 N. Jackson Street. This facility houses the council chamber and is headquarters for most of the day-to-day operations of the city.
The City of Forsyth is governed by a Mayor-Council form of local government. Six members serve on the City Council. They are all elected at-large and serve staggered four-year terms. The Mayor is elected via popular vote in an at-large election and serves a four-year term with maximum of two consecutive terms.
The City of Forsyth employs a full-time administrative staff under the supervision of the City Clerk. This office handles the administration and financial management of the city, coordinates and implements the policy decisions of the City Council, and provides clerical support to board appointees and elected officials.
Municipal Court is also housed in city hall and has the jurisdiction and authority to try misdemeanor offenses committed inside the city. The municipal court is presided over by the judge of the court who is appointed by the City Council. The court clerk is available to answer questions regarding citations and conducts the secretarial and financial aspects of the municipal court.
City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the council chamber located in City Hall Annex, 26 N. Jackson Street. If you would like to be on a council meeting agenda, please click here for more information.
All businesses are required to have a business license. Licenses must be renewed by March 31st of each year to avoid a penalty fee. The State of Georgia honors any business license issued by any city/county in Georgia. If you relocate your business to Forsyth from another city in Georgia, you do not need a new Forsyth business license unless your current license has expired. Please make sure that you have a copy of your business license on file at your business location as periodic checks are made to ensure that all business owners are following local and state law. For your convenience, click here to download the business license application and click here to download the application for home occupation. Please bring the form to City Hall for final computation of your business license fee.
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