Plan Review

The Plan Review Branch of Cumming Utilities is responsible for development plan review and to ensure compliance with the City’s water, sewer, and stormwater specifications.

For more information or to submit development plans, please contact the DOU at (770) 781-2020.

City of Cumming Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection or Wastewater Pumping Station Specifications.

City of Cumming Water and Sewer System Maps.



The City of Cumming advertises water and sewer system improvement projects in the legal section of the Forsyth County News:

The City also advertises periodically in the Dodge Report see

Contract Documents and Construction Drawings out for bid may be downloaded at the following link:

Plan Review

Please call the Cumming Utilities at (770) 781-2020 to set up an appointment to meet with plan review personnel. Plan review generally takes 7-10 days. Please be patient, the plan review process is lengthy and time consuming. To speed up the process, please make sure your plans comply with the City’s Specifications. Click here for water sewer and pumping station specifications and standard drawings.


Water, Sewer and Stormwater Easements

All easements must be submitted in the proper City-approved format. All easements must be conveyed to the City of Cumming on the City’s typical easement document and must be accompanied by a legal description and a perimeter survey of the easement area.

Do not record easements on your own!!

No easements will be accepted unless approved by the Cumming Utilities prior to recording at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Please return executed easement forms to:

Cumming Utilities
100 Main Street
Cumming, Georgia 30040.

Do not record easements on your own!! The City must proof each easement to make sure it meets all of our requirements (i.e. just having a plat is not enough) and we want to record it and cross reference applicable vesting deeds so that it will clearly bind successors in title.

If you fail to follow these rules, the City will not issue any permits and will not issue any C.O.’s on permits that may have already been  granted. In addition, no water meters will be set until these requirements are met.

Please submit a check to the City of Cumming made out to the “FORSYTH COUNTY CLERK OF COURT” at the rate of $=10.00 for the first page to be recorded plus $2.00 for each additional page (4 pages would equate to $10.00 + $2.00 + $2.00 + $2.00 = $16.00). An additional $2.00 is required for a “cross-reference” to another deed.


Sewer Capacity

Sewer Capacity must be purchased prior to plan review – sewer capacity is limited and is assigned to properties on a case-by-case basis by the Mayor and Council. There is no guarantee of sewer capacity unless it has been purchased up-front. Please contact the Director of Utilities with questions regarding sewer capacity availability.

Water and Sewer Master Plan

All development must meet the requirements of the most current edition of the Cumming Water Master Plan and the Cumming Sewer Master Plan.

Water System Hydraulic Analysis

All new development must meet the City’s minimum requirements for fire protection and system pressure. A hydraulic analysis is required to verify these standards are met. In addition, as-built flow tests are required for all new fire hydrants within a development prior to approval of the final plat.

City of Cumming’s
Consulting Engineering Firm:


Civil Engineering Consultants

110 Samaritan Drive, Suite 201
Cumming, Georgia 30040

Telephone 770-977-5747

City of Cumming Contract Engineer is:

Andrew E. Lovejoy, P.E
Civil Engineering Consultants
Telephone 770-977-5747
Cell 404-717-5809