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Planning and Land Use

Planning and Land Use

Jeff Watkins
Director of Planning and Land Use
(678) 493-6107

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1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Hours: M-F, 8-5
tel: 678-493-6101
fax: (678) 493-6111

News and Events

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners and the Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting on July 11th at 7:00pm to discuss the proposed changes to Article 18 of the Zoning Ordinance....

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Come help us shape the future! Attend one of the Critical Issues Forums on June 27th and 29th or be involved online to help update our Comprehensive Plan. Please join Cherokee County and the cities of Ball Ground and Waleska in this important effort. We welcome all community input on a wide range of topics, such as land use, transportation, infrastructure, housing, economic development, historic preservation and environmental protection. For more information go to ....

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The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to consider the proposed changes to Arcticle 18 of the Zoning Ordinance.  The related documents can be viewed through the links below. Article 18 Changes for 06-06-17 Rezoning Guidebook - draft...

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Mission Statement

Planning is a coordinated, continuous and comprehensive process promoting the vision of the community by providing an environment for orderly growth and development, creating opportunity for business and commercial activity and protection of natural, historical and cultural resources.

The Department of Planning and Land Use serves as a resource on zoning, subdivision of property, development regulation and issues, population and socio-economic data, and similar material relating to the growth and development of Cherokee County. The Department is responsible for the Long Range and Current Planning activities providing a wide array of comprehensive planning and land use regulatory services to the interests of Cherokee County.

Department functions include:

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Community Development Programs
  • Neighborhood and Area Plans
  • Intergovernmental Coordination and Policy Analysis
  • Zoning and Variance Case Administration
  • Interpretation, Enforcement and Amendments of Zoning Ordinance, Overlay District Regulations and Sign Control Ordinance
  • Permitting of Signage
  • Review and Approval of Land Subdivision Plats

How to contact the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals:

Board members may be contacted concerning rezoning and variance cases.  This communication can either be in a letter or by email to

Letters should be mailed to: Cherokee County Planning and Land Use,  1130 Bluffs Parkway,  Canton, GA  30062

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