Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit The Courts of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit and Cherokee County will continue to operate under the Judicial Emergency Order governing operation of the Courts of this State entered by Chief Justice Harold Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia on March 14, 2020. The Courts will remain open to address essential functions as provided in the Judicial Emergency Order. Court proceedings will remain open to the public. (view latest emergency order)

The Tax Assessor and Tax Comissioner Offices are re-opening June 1 with distancing, traffic flow patterns, and sanitizing protocols in place. Your patience with our staff and fellow taxpayers is appreciated during this slow return to normal.

The following facilities will remain closed to the general public until further notice:

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

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Animal Shelter

Susan Garcia
(770) 345-7270

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A Message from the Director:

The members of the Cherokee County Animal Shelter are committed to providing superior service to both the animals and citizens of our county through our work here at the shelter, education and outreach program. Only with the help of this exceptional community can we reach our goal of eradicating the need for “sheltering” by reducing the number of homeless animals and dangers to any animals in Cherokee County.

Our core values are:

Compassion: We will treat all animals with the Five Freedoms and all citizens with respect regardless of their circumstance.

Education: We are dedicated to providing our children and citizens educational opportunities that will create a more positive bond between humans and animals.

Community: We strive to bring our community together through outreach programs that benefit our communities, animals and individuals.



Hours of Operation:

  • Adoption Hours
    • Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5
  • Intake Hours
    • Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 4
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