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  • A helpful arrangement of frequently used Cherokee County online resources
  • Commonly requested forms and documents for a variety of departments and agencies
  • Links to other sites and services often used by our residents

DEPARTMENTS

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  • Links to every department and agency under the jurisdiction of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners
  • Contact information for departments with the name of the department/agency head
  • Links to common agencies not under the jurisdiction of the BOC, but which maintains close ties with us

TAX PAYERS

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  • Information about and links to both the Tax Commissioner and Tax Assessor's Office. (They are very different organizations)
  • Quick links to both the Paying your Taxes online and the Real Estate Search applications.
  • Information about Homestead Exemptions
  • Information about Property Taxes, Millage Rates, and Car Tags

COURT SYSTEM

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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

CONTACTING US

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  • Ways to contact the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, Department and Agency Heads, and State Agencies and Offices
  • Directions to all County Facilities
  • Quick Link to Finding Your Commissioner
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Jun 27, 2022  
CANTON, GA (June 27, 2022) – Cherokee County motorists can expect to see some road delays with two resurfacing projects getting underway. Work for the 2022 Resurfacing Project – Phase 2 is set to begin this week, with roads scheduled to be resurfaced in six different subdivisions, including Creekside Estates,
Jun 28, 2022  
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office has increased its pay for sworn positions by nearly 20 percent, making it one of the leading sheriff’s offices in the metro area for law enforcement pay. The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved a 7 percent increase plus a flat $5,000 to POST-certified positions, making the salary scal
Jun 24, 2022  
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners had a hefty agenda at its June 21 meeting that included three public hearings, a call for public hearing to prohibit feeding wildlife on county property and an addition to a building under construction to add additional space for the county Coroner’s Office. During the June 21 meeting, the
Jun 23, 2022  
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved advertising a proposed millage rate for the 2023 fiscal year, which reflects a reduction in the current millage rate to fund the county’s 2023 budget. The advertised rate for Maintenance and Operations is 4.995, down 4.2 percent from the current millage rate of 5.212 mills. One mi
Jun 13, 2022  
A fire station in the Sutallee Community is one step closer to fruition as the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved a design contract for the station at its June 7 meeting. The Board approved, 5-0, a standard professional services agreement with KRH Architects to design the new Station 13 located on Ficklen Church Way at Knox
Jun 07, 2022  
CANTON, GA (June 7, 2022) – The second public meeting for the Cherokee County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) Update is set for Tuesday, June 28. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Etowah Room at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center, located at 1130 Bluffs Parkway in Canton. During the mee
May 31, 2022  
CANTON, GA (May 31, 2022) – Cherokee Recreation and Parks will unveil the newly renovated Hickory Flat Gymnasium with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Sneak-A-Peek event happening on Friday, June 3. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., a
May 20, 2022  
With Memorial Day quickly approaching, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May as Water Safety Month in an effort to raise awareness about water safety near all bodies of water. Lisa Grisham of Safe Kids Cherokee and Kim Whatley with Cherokee Recreation and Parks spoke during the meeting about the importance of supervis
May 20, 2022  
(MAY 20, 2022) Cherokee County property owners have begun receiving their annual assessment notices and may see inflationary increases in their assessment values due to trends in real estate and inflation. The average assessment increase is about 23 percent. According to the Tax Assessor’s Office, 100,575 parcels (
May 06, 2022  
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved more than $15 million in road projects Tuesday night with an additional agreement for the already allocated $3.9 million from the State Road and Tollway Authority for phase 1 of a transportation project geared at spurring economic development. Construction agreements for the 2022 Local
May 05, 2022  
The planning for additional parks in the southwest area of Cherokee County is moving forward, as the first park from the Southwest Cherokee Parks and Trails Plan is moving into the design process. The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a Professional Services Agreement with TSW, Inc. at its May 3 meeting to desig
Apr 21, 2022  
Transportation and stormwater projects weighed heavy on the agenda for the April 19 Board of Commissioners meeting with all garnering approval. The Board unanimously approved a standard construction agreement with low-bidder Georgia Bridge and Concrete LLC for a replacement bridge on Union Hill Road over Canton Creek for $1.6 million. Se
Apr 20, 2022  
Cooperative growth is being memorialized with the first growth boundary agreement approval in nearly 20 years. The Woodstock City Council unanimously approved the Memorandum of Understanding April 11, and the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the agreement April 19. The Growth Boundary Agreement is a doc
Apr 15, 2022  
CANTON, GA (April 15, 2022) – The University of Georgia’s Cherokee County Extension Office recently opened a new Backyard Agricultural Education Station at Cherokee Veteran’s Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on March 22 for the opening of the station, which is located on approximately one-fourth
Apr 15, 2022  
Cherokee County’s Radio Technology Director recently earned state accolades for his service to E 9-1-1, Emergency Management, Fire and Public Safety in the county. Jason Jenkins was presented the Leadership in Service Award at the Georgia Emergency Communications Conference held at The Classic Center in Athens in March. &ld
Apr 08, 2022  
PHOTO CAPTION: Brooke Ford with Cherokee County Department of Family and Children's Services, left, and Michelle Meek with The Children's Haven, right, accept a proclamation from Chairman Harry Johnston proclaiming April Child Abuse Prevention Month in Cherokee County. A new park in Hickory Flat is closer to fruition following a Board of
Apr 07, 2022  
Trends in real estate are driving home prices up and increasing values across Cherokee County. According to the fourth quarter 2021 U.S. Home Equity & Under Water Report released by ATTOM, 41.9 percent of mortgaged residential properties were considered equity rich. Almost one out of every two homes surveyed in the fourth quarter were equity
Apr 07, 2022  
A multi-jurisdictional transportation project recently received a financial boost that will shorten the waiting period for it to commence. Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday a $17 million investment in transportation infrastructure projects across Georgia, and Cherokee County will receive $3.9 million from the Georgia Transportation Infras
Apr 05, 2022  
CANTON, GA (April 5, 2022) – The Cherokee Marshal’s Office conducted an underage alcohol sale enforcement detail Friday, April 1. Underage individuals who volunteered to participate in the enforcement detail attempted to purchase alcohol at 73 stores in Cherokee County. Underage operatives were able to purchase alcoh
Mar 21, 2022  
Extending the agreement with Goodwill of North Georgia for services at Hobgood Park Recycling Center, a drainage project on Mountain Park Road and the purchase of audio/visual equipment for the Fire Training Center were just a few of the items the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners took action on March 15. The Board: I
Mar 18, 2022  
CANTON, GA (March 18, 2021) – Ahead of the Easter holiday, Cherokee Recreation and Parks is asking for donations of pre-filled Easter baskets for local children in need. “The Georgia Family Connection estimates that more than 2,000 children in Cherokee County live in poverty,” said Cherokee Recreation a
Mar 07, 2022  
Some polling locations for the upcoming May 24, 2022 General Primary Election are changing, and registered voters should expect informational letters from the Office of Elections and Voter Registration. According to Elections Director Anne Dover, the Office is ready to send more than 200,000 letters and precinct cards once the last step
Mar 04, 2022  
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners honored Fire Chief Tim Prather at the March 1 meeting. The surprise included a resolution acknowledging Prather’s service to the county and dedicating Fire Station 20 on Bells Ferry Road in Prather’s honor. Chairman Harry Johnston read the proclamation into the record, and also expre
Mar 03, 2022  
Cherokee County Elections is reminding Cherokee County residents that county election officials will never go door-to-door conducting any type of business.  Cherokee County Elections Officials are aware that some private individuals, allegedly identifying themselves as the Cherokee County Elections Board, are going door-to-door seeking info
Mar 02, 2022  
CANTON, GA (March 2, 2022) – Longtime Planning Manager Margaret Stallings has been named Cherokee County’s director of Planning and Zoning. Stallings was promoted to the director position on Feb. 7, following the retirement of former Planning and Zoning Director Jeff Watkins last summer. She brings more than
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