Forsyth County Water & Sewer - New Service
Red Flag Rules for Identity Theft Prevention Program
- Application for service for a new service address must be made in person at the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department located in the County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street Suite 150. Tap fees, service charges, and security deposits are due at time of application.
- Application for service for an existing service address can be processed in person or by contacting our offices at 770-781-2160. To establish service we will need to obtain a security deposit and obtain and review certain identifying information as outlined in County Ordinance 112. The identifying information can be brought in, faxed to 770-781-2163 or emailed to NWSR@forsythco.com. Please allow the department at least 3 business days notice to establish the new account.
- County Ordinance 112, Identity Theft Prevention Program, has been adopted by the Board of Commissioners with an effective date of April 16, 2009.
County Ordinance 112 was adopted April 16, 2009 by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to ensure compliance with and support of the Federal Trade Commission regulation 16 CFR. The “Red Flag” rules are an amendment to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) of 2003. “Red Flag” references are cues to a pattern, practice, or specific activity that indicate the possible existence of identity theft. A complete copy of County Ordinance 112 can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Forsyth County’s responsibility is to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft by identifying and detecting identity red flags and by responding to such red flags in a manner that will prevent identity theft. The processes of opening a new account, making changes to an existing account and making payments on such accounts have been identified as potential processes in which identity theft could occur. We ask for your patience as our staff members obtain, review and verify certain identifying information in order to detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft.
Identifying information you may be asked to provide can include name, residential or commercial address, principle place of business for an entity, date of birth, driver’s license, and other valid government issued identification, proof of residency, marriage license, divorce decree, and/or death certificate.[ Download ] County Ordinance 112, Identity Theft Prevention Program