Plan Review

Cumming Utilities requires that all proposed development comply with our adopted water, sewer, and stormwater specifications. We have implemented a development plan review process to ensure that proposed system improvements and expansion projects comply with federal, state, and local regulations. During the review process, our staff determines whether or not the development meets the minimum requirements of Cumming Utilities’ adopted specifications.

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

Click here to go to the Cumming ePlan Solutions page.

System Expansion Projects – Advertisement for bids

Cumming Utilities 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:

Time Required for Plan Review Process

Please contact 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 Cumming Utilities’ Specifications.

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 approved easement document and must be accompanied by a legal description and a perimeter survey of the easement area.


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.

The City must proof-read each easement to make sure it meets our requirements (i.e. just having a recorded plat is not enough). Once approved, the City will record the easement and cross-reference applicable vesting deeds so that the easement 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