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  • A helpful arrangement of frequently used Cherokee County online resources
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  • Links to every department and agency under the jurisdiction of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners
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  • Information about and links to both the Tax Commissioner and Tax Assessor's Office. (They are very different organizations)
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  • A page listing every judicial and court system in Cherokee County with a brief introduction to what they cover
  • Quick links to Jury Duty Information, Traffic Citation Payments, Court Calendars, Deeds and Records Search, Passport Information, and a lot more


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  • Ways to contact the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, Department and Agency Heads, and State Agencies and Offices
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Sep 15, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Sept. 15, 2021) –The Cherokee County Elections and Voter Registration office has released the Early/Advance voting schedule and reminds residents to register to vote ahead of Election Day. Early voting will be held Oct. 12 through Oct. 22 in the Northside Cherokee Conference Center at the Cherokee Admin
Sep 09, 2021  
Local officials and residents gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 9 for the construction of the new L.B. Ahrens Recreation Center to build at Cherokee Veterans Park. “We’ve achieved a lot through the use of SPLOST and park bond funds to make this project happen,” said Board of Commissioners Chairma
Sep 09, 2021  
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners took a step to make it easier for renters experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19 to receive funds. The U.S. Treasury set forth qualification parameters for applicants to get assistance, however, it recently began allowing local governments to permit self-attestation forms for verification.
Sep 02, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Sept. 2, 2021) – Cherokee County’s annual Patriot Day Ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the United States will be held Friday, Sept. 10, at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Canton. The ceremony will take place at the Public Safety Mem
Aug 24, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Aug. 24, 2021) – Cherokee County Senior Services and the Volunteer Aging Council teamed up on Aug. 20 to host a hot dog luncheon fundraiser to provide emergency assistance to senior citizens in the county. The annual fundraising event was held at the Senior Center on Univeter Road in Canton. Organizers
Aug 20, 2021  
The Cherokee Recycling Center soon will be able to accept glass again at its Hobgood Park location and will save money in the process. At its Aug. 17 meeting, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of a glass pulverizer from low-bidder, Compactors, Inc. at a cost of $18,440. District 3 Commissioner B
Aug 16, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Aug. 16, 2021) – Cherokee Veterans Park hosted over 150 attendees from various parks and recreation departments for the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association’s Maintenance and Operations Field Day on Aug. 11. This annual event serves as an opportunity for parks staff to network with colleagues
Aug 13, 2021  
Wednesday marked a celebratory milestone for The Children’s Haven and children experiencing foster care in Cherokee County. The nonprofit organization celebrated the completion of the playground that will serve as a safe and inviting place for children being served by the Children’s Haven. The playground project, which featur
Aug 10, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Aug. 10, 2021) – Daniel Westbrook began his leadership of Cherokee County’s Emergency Management Agency as its director Monday, Aug. 9. Westbrook has served Cherokee County for the last 16 years, with the latter third of his career with the Emergency Management Agency. Westbrook attained numerous
Aug 06, 2021  
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved a purchase agreement for a facility on Lamar Haley Parkway that will give the Office of Elections and Voter Registration the space resources to comply with Senate Bill 202. The new facility provides increased viewing areas, increased parking capability and increased storage. The county
Aug 03, 2021  
A familiar face in Cherokee County has been tapped to lead the county’s Community Development Agency, a position that was left vacant following Geoff Morton’s appointment as County Manager. Brantley Day began his new role July 29 and brings more than 20 years of municipal planning and community development management experien
Jul 28, 2021  
CANTON, GA (July 28, 2021) – Parks and recreation in the northern end of Cherokee County got a boost at the July 20 Board of Commissioners meeting. In two separate votes, the Board approved a construction agreement for the LB Ahrens Recreation Center at Cherokee Veterans Park and an agreement with TSW for the Northeast Che
Jul 23, 2021  
CANTON, GA (July 23, 2021) – Following three public hearings, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners set the fiscal year 2022 millage rate at a total rate slightly lower than the current tax rate. The Board unanimously approved setting the BOC-controlled total millage rate at 8.938 mills, down from the current
Jul 23, 2021   Andrea Barker
CANTON, GA (July 23, 2021) – Two of the 57 swimmers who qualified to participate in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A State Meet returned home as state champions. Cherokee County residents qualified for 23 final events at the GRPA Class A State Meet held in Cumming July 17-18.  Cal W
Jul 16, 2021  
CANTON, GA (July 16, 2021) – Family, friends and colleagues of the late Don Stevens gathered to honor the man who dedicated a great deal of time and resources to make the Cherokee County Regional Airport what it is today. “Very few people understand the immense amount of work Don Stevens did for the Airport A
Jul 14, 2021   Andrea Barker
CANTON, GA (July 14, 2021) – The Cherokee County Aquatic Center and Cherokee Recreation and Parks hosted the GRPA District 5 Class A Swim Meet on June 26, resulting in nearly 60 Cherokee County swimmers qualifying for the District 5 Class A State Swim Meet. Seventy-four Cherokee swimmers competed in the event last
Jul 09, 2021  
CANTON, GA (July 9, 2021) – The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners awarded several contracts and approved several amendments related to transportation improvements at its regular meeting Tuesday night. These improvements include: awarding a professional services agreement to Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. in the
Jul 01, 2021  
The latest Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) update has a new website, www.CherokeeMoves.com. The announcement comes as the county prepares for an update to its CTP, aimed at identifying current and future transportation opportunities to address the growing population. The CTP will assess enhancements to roadways, pedestrian and bicycle ac
Jun 24, 2021  
CANTON, GA (June 24, 2021) – Cherokee County has once again been recognized by the Georgia Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its excellence in budgeting. Cherokee County earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award given by GFOA, which reflects the commitment of Cherokee County&
Jun 22, 2021  
CANTON, GA (June 22, 2021) – Cherokee County earned two awards at the Building Officials Association of Georgia Annual Conference at St. Simons Island in May. The County was named 2021 Jurisdiction of the Year, and Paul Laney, director of Building & Development Services, was awarded the 2021 Member of the Year
Jun 18, 2021  
The Hickory Flat Area Plan is headed back to county planners following robust feedback from Hickory Flat residents. District 2 Commissioner Richard Weatherby, who represents the area, said the plan as presented during the June 15 work session and at the regular meeting was not the right plan for the Hickory Flat Community. He made the mo
Jun 14, 2021  
The input period for the Mill-Canton Creek Watershed Study has been extended until Monday, June 21. The study, which includes Lusk Lake, Lower Bradshaw Lake, and Cagle Lake, evaluates potential alternatives for each reservoir. Learn more about the study at
Procurement department recognized by Board of Commissioners
Jul 16, 2020  
Cherokee County’s Procurement Department has received an additional three years of accreditation from NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, a prestigious designation only given to the top Procurement Departments in the nation. “The Procurement team works diligently to ensure Cherokee County vendors are vetted and contra
Jun 07, 2021  
CANTON, GA (June 4, 2021) – Cherokee County is taking some time to absorb and address public comments received during a hearing on a proposed Short-Term Rental Ordinance. At its June 1 meeting, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved tabling the decision until the first meeting in July, giving more time for
Jun 04, 2021  
CANTON, GA (June 4, 2021) – Cherokee County Public Works will be repaving several roads across the county this summer. These projects are in addition to the contract work by C.W. Mathews as part of the Local Maintenance Improvement Grant paving work approved last month by the Board of Commissioners. All scheduled w
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