All county buildings are closed to the public effective 3/18 - 4/30

Exception is that courts of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit, Cherokee County, continue to hear essential matters. Court sessions remain open to the public.

Please see the press release on our COVID-19 web page and continue to visit that page for the latest updates.

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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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All public hearings are postponed through May 19, 2020 or until lifted by the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners. Also, the Cherokee County Administration Building is closed to the public. The purpose of these measures is to s

Posted: Mar-17-2020 | view story

Michael Chapman, AICP
Zoning Manager
(678) 493-6112

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Mission Statement

To promote the community vision by providing a process for orderly growth and development while protecting local resources in order to enrich the quality of life in Cherokee County.

To serve as a resource for residents, business owners, and decision makers on matters related to zoning and land use in order to build a successful and thriving community.


  • Rezonings
  • Special Use Permits
  • Modifications of Zoning Conditions
  • Variances and Appeals
  • Plan Review
  • Minor Subdivisions and Lot Combinations 
  • Sign Permits
  • Zoning Certifications
  • Zoning Ordinance Interpretation


  • Collaboration - We engage citizens, business leaders, and other agencies in planning.
  • Efficiency - We understand and respond to customer needs in a timely manner.
  • Fairness - We support an objective process that considers all points of view.
  • Respect - We ensure that all customers are treated with professional courtesy.
  • Transparency - We provide open and honest communication.
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