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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


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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


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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


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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
  • Directions to all County Facilities
  • Quick Link to Finding Your Commissioner
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Development Service Center

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Thanksgiving Holiday

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

Posted: Oct-25-2023 | view story

Posted: Mar-16-2020 | view story

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

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Impact Fees

What is an Impact Fee?

An impact fee is a fee that is imposed by a local government on new development to account for the cost of expanding public infrastructure, facilities and services to serve the new homes and businesses.  Since 2000, Cherokee County has collected impact fees for libraries, fire protection, sheriff's patrol, public safety, parks & recreation and road improvements.  The fees are designed to help our growing jurisdiction maintain the same level of service from these important community resources. In 1990 The Georgia Development Impact Fee Act (DIFA) was enacted into law to;

According to recent national surveys, about 60 percent of all cities with over 25,000 residents and almost 40 percent of all metropolitan counties use some form of impact fees.
Click here for Cherokee County's current adopted impact fees
For more information on impact fees in Georgia and program description, please visit Georgia Department of Community Affairs
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