Development Service Center | Cherokee County, GA - Where Metro Meets the Mountains
Development And Land Disturbance Permit
Development Service Center



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;

  • Clearing and Grading of land of one acre or more in size (clearing and grading of land of less than one acre is regulated by an Erosion Control Permit (ECP)
  • Removal / destruction of trees or other vegetation
  • Excavation and filling,
  • Deposition of debris (organic or other composition)
  • Any disturbance of soil within 200 feet of state waters

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 submitt 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 Package,

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