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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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Taxes in Cherokee County

Cherokee County has two main organizations when it comes to taxes: A Tax Commissioner and a Tax Assessor. Both organizations are unique and it is important to understand agency roles so you can connect with the right person.

Tax Commissioner

Who's in charge?

The Tax Commissioner is an elected position, serving a 4-year term. Sonya Little is the current Tax Commissioner having been elected to her first full term in 2012.

What does this office do?

The Tax Commissioner is responsible for collecting property taxes, preparation of the County Digest, billing, accounting and disbursements.

The Tax Commissioner enforces all regulations mandated by the state.

Highlights

Visit the Tax Commissioner's website

Tax Assessor

Who's in charge?

The Chief Appraiser is an appointed position, serving at the leisure of the Board of Assessors which in turn are 6-year appointed positions by the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners. Steve Swindell is the current Chief Appraiser.

What does this office do?

The county appraisal staff, as required by law, is responsible for the appraisal for tax purposes of all taxable property, real and personal, that the county board of assessors is required to assess.

Highlights

Visit the Tax Assessor's website

Where do my taxes go?

For every dollar you pay in taxes:

0.67 cents
Cherokee County School District
0.19 cents
Cherokee County General Fund
0.12 cents
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services
0.02 cents
Cherokee County Parks

For more information on County Taxes, please see our Finance Department's website

Where our money comes from Where your tax dollars go

See more Cherokee County stats on our County Dashboard

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