Tax Commissioner's Office | Cherokee County, GA - Where Metro Meets the Mountains

Tax Commissioner's Office

Sonya Little
Tax Commissioner
(678) 493-6400

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The Cherokee County Tax Commissioners office will be closed on Saturday, February 25th, due to maintenance....

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                                     May Closures: Saturday, 27th and Monday 29th in observance of Memorial Day

                                                                                Forms of payment accepted:

check      cash      Visa  

* Please note there is a 2.49% convenience fee associated with credit/debit payments *

 

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

 Property taxes include those assessed on real estate, personal property, public utilities, timber and ad valorem taxes on motor vehicles and mobile homes. These collections are disbursed to state, county, school and city governing authorities. As a tag agent for the State of Georgia, the Tax Commissioner is also responsible for the collection of all taxes, and tag fees for motor vehicles applicable under the Georgia Code. The Tax Commissioner enforces all regulations mandated by the state.

A large percentage of the revenue realized by the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education is generated from taxes and fees collected by the Tax Commissioner. The financial stability of these institutions largely depends upon the efficient operation of the Tax Commissioner's office. Cities also benefit from taxes collected on motor vehicles and mobile homes.

The Tax Commissioner and staff are dedicated to providing prompt, professional, and courteous service to the taxpayers of Cherokee County.

 

Online Services

Click here to calculate TAVT tax on vehicle by VIN number.

Click here to research / pay property tax bills.

Click here to renew motor vehicle tags.

Click here to pay lapse of insurance fee.

Click here to retrieve your RIN number to renew your tags online.

Click here to view your tag renewal amount.

 

Announcements / Legislation Changes

New Legislation effective July 1, 2016

House Bill 170 - Fee changes

Alternative Fuel Fees:       Commercial Motor Vehicle Fee : $306.31                     Non-Commercial motor Vehicle Fee: $204.20

House Bill 736 - Created multiple specialty plates

House Bill 960 - Changes the rate of interest and penalty on delinquent property taxes

* Delinquent taxes shall bear interest at an annual rate equal to the bank prime loan rate as posted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve system in statistical release, plus 3 % to accrue monthly.  Such annual interest rate shall be determined for each caldendar year based on the first weekly posting of the statistical release.  Interest shall begin to accrue from the date the tax is due until the date the tax is paid.  For the purposes of this Code section, any period of less than one month shall be considered to be one month.  Interest will be 6.5%, which is .55% interest per month beginning July 21, 2016.  This amount is subject to change yearly.

* If not paid within 120 days of the due date, a 5% penalty of the amount of tax due will be assessed.  After 120 days from the imposition of the initial penalty, an additional penalty of 5% of any tax amount remaining shall be imposed.  If any tax amount remains due after 120 days from the imposition of the additional penalty, a penalty of 5% shall be imposed.  Should any tax be due 120 days after another 5% penalty shall be imposed.  The aggregate amount of penalties imposed pursuant to this shall not exceed 20% of the principal amount.

 

  

Motor Vehicle Tag and Title Questions? Contact Kasey Smith at kesmith@cherokeega.com.

Open Records Request? Contact Dana McKinzie at dmckinzie@cherokeega.com. No need to request the Excess funds list, as it can be found under the Property Tax Tab.

 

Excess funds list can be found by clicking on the Resources - Property Tax link in the left had column and then click on excess funds button.

 

 

 

                      

 
 
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