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Development Service Center

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County offices will be closed November 23rd and 24th.  

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Shannon Griffith
Development Service Center Manager
(770) 721-7810

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Development And Land Disturbance Permit



Land disturbance activity is defined as any activity that may result in soil erosion from water or wind and the movement of sediments into state waters or onto lands within the state. Cherokee County regulations are developed to protect the public health, safety and welfare, minimizing the impact of soil erosion and stormwaters while protecting water quality, aquatic and wild life habitats and neighboring properties. 

Cherokee County Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) regulates the following activities;

For information on our Development Regulations, Flood Plain information and code and ordinances visit our Engineering Department.


Plan Approval process

Cherokee County's enterprise software partner, CityView has teamed with BlueBeam to offer a unique electronic plan submission tool that facilitates review, communication and approval of construction plans. To submit plans visit our CityView Portal and register your account.  We do not accept paper plans. 

For instructions, plan approval team contact information, and steps for submittal please download the Plan Approval Customer Guide.

If your project is on a septic system, the county will require approval from the Environmental Health Department prior to approval from the county.

Below is a list of checklist items and required notes from each department.  Please note some of these items may be required and some may be inapplicable. Please also note, that certain project types may require additional information.  Final Plats and County acceptance will require additional inspections and documents from various departments to include but not limited to required bonds, maintenance agreements, etc.

Please note on a second failed submittal, we will ask for you to schedule a meeting with our development team to discuss the comments that will need to be addressed prior to approval. Typically these meetings will be held on Thursday afternoons. We will also be requiring an annotated document showing where the comments were addressed with each submittal.



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