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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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Geoff Morton
County Manager
(678) 493-6001

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Welcome to Cherokee County!

  • Cherokee County is the 7th largest in Georgia.

  • Niche ranks Cherokee County as #7 Best Counties to Raise a Family in Georgia (2021).

  • Niche ranks Cherokee County as #4 Best Counties for Outdoor Activities in Georgia (2021).

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Cherokee County as #3 for Health Outcomes and #6 for Health Factors in Georgia.

  • Cherokee County has the Lowest Violent and Non-Violent Crime Rate in the Metro-Atlanta Region.

  • Sheriff's Office is in the Top 1% (1 of 71) in the Nation awarded the Triple Crown for Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Correctional Health.

  • Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services earns Public Protection Class 2 Rating, which represents the Top 2% in the Nation of public protection rated fire departments.

  • Cherokee County Marshal's Office is the only Nationally Accredited Marshal's Office in the Nation.  

  • Cherokee County School District SAT Scores Rank 12th in Georgia and 3rd among Metro Atlanta counties.

  • Niche ranks Cherokee County School District in the Top 10% Best School Districts in Georgia.

  • Cherokee Water & Sewerage Authority recognized for work including the Etowah Water Treatment Plan receiving Best Operated Water Plant of the Year (2020), and Riverbend Complex receiving Water Reclamation Facility of the Year (2020).

  • CCWSA’s Etowah Water Treatment Plan received a Platinum Award for complete and consistent Safe Water Drinking Act permit compliance (2020).

  • Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services awarded #1 EMS Agency in the Region and Georgia (2018).

  • E911 Agency received national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). It has been reaccredited three times and is only one of 11 911 Agencies in Georgia to receive the national accreditation.

  • E911 earned the Association of Public Safety Officials Agency Training Program Certification (2013).

  • Standard & Poor’s and Moody's Investment Services rates Cherokee County AA+ and Aa1, respectively.

  • Certified as “Green Community” by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) (2018). The certification is renewed every four years.

  • Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency received National Alliance for Youth Sports Excellence in Youth Sports Award (2020).

  • Cherokee Recreation and Parks was named the Georgia Recreation and Parks District 5 Agency of the Year. (2016)

  • County received Workforce Magazine 2018 Gold Optimas Award for Health Management Strategy and 2018 Silver Optimas Award for Successful Implementation of a Risk Management Program. 

  • Cherokee County has the Lowest tax burden per capita, and 3rd highest median household income in the Metro-Atlanta Region.

  • Cherokee Area Transportation was awarded the Around Canton Readers’ Choice Award for Transportation in 2021.

Thanks for visiting our site! If I can ever be of service to you or answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Geoff Morton
County Manager
 
 
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