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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)
  • Quick links to both the Paying your Taxes online and the Real Estate Search applications.
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  • Information about Property Taxes, Millage Rates, and Car Tags


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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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May 07, 2021  
CANTON, GA (May 7, 2021) – Cherokee County is moving forward with a short-term rental ordinance, geared at regulating the use of home rentals for parties and short stays by non-residents. The Board of Commissioners discussed the possibility of the ordinance at its annual retreat in January. The county planning staf
May 03, 2021  
CANTON, GA (May 3, 2021) – Volunteers from the Keep Cherokee Beautiful program turned out in force to clean up trash on Bells Ferry Road Saturday. “We were able to collect 150 bags of trash weighing in at roughly 3,000 pounds,” said Cherokee County District 3 Commissioner Benny Carter. “I am pleas
Apr 30, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 30, 2021) – Cherokee County Senior Services will lift capacity limitations and resume normal business hours at its Senior Centers starting May 10.  “We are so excited to get our clients back in the centers and socializing with their friends again,” said Cherokee County Senior Serv
Apr 30, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 30, 2021) – Cherokee County commissioners amended the 2019-2028 Recreation, Parks, Green Space and Trails Master Plan by adopting the Southwest Cherokee Parks and Trails Plan. Board members voted in a unanimous decision at the April 20 Board of Commissioners’ meeting. At the earlier
Apr 28, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 28, 2021) – The Cherokee County Tax Assessor’s office has released a convenient tool for citizens ahead of distributing assessment notices.  The office launched an online program called Appeals developed by Spatialist, which allows residents to file assessment appeals completely online.
Apr 23, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 23, 2021) – County Clerk Christy Black was recently honored by the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners for earning her Georgia Certified Clerk certification through the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute. Chairman Harry Johnston publicly congratulated Black at the April 20 Boar
Apr 23, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 23, 2021) – Officials from Cherokee County and the cities of Woodstock, Holly Springs, Ball Ground, and Canton participated in a virtual housing summit on April 15 to discuss the findings of the county-wide housing study and to strategize for the future. The three-hour summit, hosted by the Atlant
Apr 23, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 23, 2021) – Cherokee County’s Fleet Management department has a new facility to service larger county vehicles including the fleet of fire apparatuses. On April 1, the county took possession of the new building located behind the existing Fleet office on Chattin Drive.   “
Apr 23, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 23, 2021) – The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan was approved Tuesday evening to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, following a vote of the Board of Commissioners. Commissioners unanimously approved submitting the action plan, which identifies
Apr 21, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 21, 2021) – Deputy County Manager Geoff Morton has been named the sole candidate on the short list to replace County Manager Jerry Cooper. Cooper will retire at the end of May after 20 years of service as county manager. Under the Georgia Open Records Act, a short list of up to three candi
Apr 12, 2021  
The online application portal for Cherokee County residents to apply for rental assistance is live. MUST Ministries launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Program on behalf of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners Monday. Last month, the Board approved allocating $4.5 million received from the U.S. Treasury to MUST Ministries to d
Apr 08, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 8, 2021) – The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners is evaluating a new location for the Elections Office. County Manager Jerry Cooper told the Board of Commissioners at its April 6 meeting that county staff has evaluated existing properties and that due to cost to purchase and renovate, staff i
Apr 02, 2021  
CANTON, GA (April 2, 2021) – After 20 years of leading Cherokee County, Jerry Cooper will retire at the end of May. Cooper began his career in public administration in Fayetteville, Arkansas after serving in the U.S. Navy and graduating from the University of Arkansas. The job market relocated him to Newnan, Georgi
Mar 26, 2021  
CANTON, GA (March 26, 2021) – The installation of a new life jacket loaner station led to a potentially lifesaving reminder earlier this week. On March 22, representatives from TowBoat U.S. responded to a call of a grounded vessel north of Cherokee Mills Park. The boat owner, Ruddy Morrow, was returning to the boat
Mar 22, 2021  
CANTON, GA (March 22, 2021) – The moratorium on development in Hickory Flat will continue, following a vote of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners on March 16. The Board voted, 5-0, following a public hearing to extend the moratorium on development while county planners work on the draft of the Hickory Flat
Mar 19, 2021  
CANTON, GA (March 19, 2021) – The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved 5-0, at its March 16 meeting to allocate $4.5 million for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to distribute coronavirus (COVID-19) relief funds to eligible residents who are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pande
Mar 09, 2021  
CANTON, GA (March 9, 2021) – The deadline to file real property exemptions for the current tax year is quickly approaching. From Jan. 1 to April 1, homeowners in Cherokee have the opportunity to apply for several different tax exemptions depending on qualifications. A standard homestead exemption is available to al
Mar 08, 2021  
CANTON, GA (March 8, 2021) – A public hearing related to amendments to the Bells Ferry Community Design District Regulating Plan drew a crowd from Bells Ferry Road-area residents March 2. Residents of the Cherokee Estates neighborhood attended to speak about changes to the plan related to a possible development nea
Mar 04, 2021  
In partnership with Cherokee County, Northside Hospital Cherokee is happy to provide COVID-19 vaccines to people who are age 65 and older by appointment only. Northside is currently scheduling for Friday, March 5. Please click the following link to make an appointment: ht
Feb 18, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Feb. 18, 2021) – Four public hearings will be held in March related to rural subdivisions, development regulations, the county’s tree ordinance and a possible extension of the moratorium in Hickory Flat. The Board of Commissioners, at its Feb. 16 meeting, called for a public hearing related to a p
Feb 15, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Feb. 15, 2020) – The online public input period for the Southwest Cherokee Parks and Trails Plan has been extended. Residents now have until Feb. 22 to review the plans and provide feedback. “We decided to extend the online input period from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22 to provide one final opportunity to r
Feb 05, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Feb. 5, 2021) – Despite the cold temperatures, the Cherokee County Recycling Center drew large participation numbers at the Jan. 30 electronics recycling event. “We were pleased with the overwhelming response at the electronics recycling event in January,” said Cherokee County Community Serv
Feb 05, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Feb. 5, 2021) – Commercial trash trucks and haulers for hire will need to make sure their trucks are covered or they will face fines in Cherokee County. Chief Marshal Jamie Gianfala presented an ordinance amendment that would sanction haulers and their affiliated companies that fail to secure their truc
Feb 05, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Feb. 5, 2021) – Complete sidewalks are in the future for areas on Hickory and Stringer roads following approval of a Standard Professional Services agreement with Kennedy Engineering and Associates Group and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the city of Holly Springs. The Cherokee County Board of
Feb 02, 2021  
CANTON, GA (Feb. 2, 2020) – Residents viewed revised conceptual plans and provided feedback at the Southwest Cherokee Parks and Trails Plan final virtual public input meeting on Feb. 1. Residents have until Feb. 15 to review the plans and provide feedback online. “During the development of the 2018 Cherokee R
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