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Click through to find:

  • 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


Click through to find:

  • 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


Click through to find:

  • 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


Click through to find:

  • 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


Click through to find:

  • 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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Jerry W. Cooper
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(678) 493-6001

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Welcome to Cherokee County!
It is a pleasure for me to extend personally, as well as on behalf of the Chairman and Board of Commissioners, a cordial welcome to the Cherokee County website. We believe Cherokee County to be one of the best counties in the state and nation - perfectly located 30 miles north of Atlanta where “Metro Meets the Mountains”. A picturesque community rich in history and character, Cherokee is unique. What is great about Cherokee County, let’s count the ways:
  • Cherokee County has the 2nd fastest growth in the Metro-Atlanta Region.
  • Niche ranks Cherokee County as #6 Best Counties to Raise a Family in Georgia.
  • Niche ranks Cherokee County as #3 Best Counties for Outdoor Activities in Georgia.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Cherokee County as #5 Healthiest Counties 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 2% (1 of 46) 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 as the best water and sewerage system in the State of Georgia.
  • Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services awarded #1 EMS Agency in the Region and Georgia.
  • Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services was lauded in Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in Georgia.
  • Awarded E911 Communications Call Center of the Year in Georgia.
  • E911 Agency received national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) - Becoming only the 4th E911 Agency in the State of Georgia to receive national accreditation.
  • Standard & Poor’s and Moody's Investment Services rates Cherokee County AA+ and Aa1.
  • Certified as “Green Community” by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).
  • Cherokee County has lowest population per square mile in the Metro-Atlanta Region with nearly 4,200 acres of protected land.
  • Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency received National Alliance for Youth Sports Excellence in Youth Sports Award.
  • Sunshine Review rates Cherokee County A+ for Transparency.
  • County received the 7th Annual Georgia County Excellence Award for Organizational Efficiency and Financial Management presented by Georgia Trend Magazine and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG).
  • 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 media household income in the Metro-Atlanta Region.

As Georgia’s seventh largest county, we pride ourselves in providing exceptional service to residents, businesses and visitors and pleased to present the Cherokee County website – a place that provides convenient and useful information about this unique community.

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.

Jerry W. Cooper
County Manager
Cherokee County, Georgia "Where Metro Meets the Mountains" | © Cherokee County Board of Commissioners