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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  • A helpful arrangement of frequently used Cherokee County online resources
  • Commonly requested forms and documents for a variety of departments and agencies
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  • Links to every department and agency under the jurisdiction of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners
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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.
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  • Information about Property Taxes, Millage Rates, and Car Tags


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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


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Temporary Protective Orders

Family Violence Temporary Protective Order (TPO)

Protection Order If you have been abused or harassed, you can request a Protective Order.
If you have a relationship with the person you want protection from you may ask the Court for a Family Violence Temporary Protective Order. If you are not related to the person you may petition the Court for protection from stalking.
If the Court grants your petition, you will initially receive an Ex Parte Temporary Protective Order. If the Court grants your Ex Parte Temporary Protective Order, you will receive a court date to return for a hearing at which time you may ask the Court for a 12-Month Protective Order.

  1. The information and documents below are intended for information purposes and your convenience ONLY and does  not consitute legal advice.
  2. This does not replace legal advice from an attorney and if you feel you need legal advice, you should contact an attorney.
  3. Nothing on this website shall be a guarantee, warranty or other assurance that the information or documents provided are accurate or current; that any action on such information or documents is legally advisable; or that the forms or documents provided are proper for filing or will be accepted by any court.
TPO Filing Information    please include TPO questionnaire with filing information

Family Violence Forms:

Petition for Temporary Protective Order

Family Violence Ex Parte Protective Order

Affidavit of Notice

Family Violence 12 Month Protective Order

Family Violence 3 yr/ Permanent Protective Order

Dismissal of Temporary Protective Order

Family Violence Continuance Order Form

Stalking Forms:

Petition for Stalking Protective Order

Stalking Ex Parte Protective Order

Stalking 12 month Protective Order

Stalking 3 yr/ Permanent Protective Order

Stalking Permanent Protective Order Pursuant to Criminal Conviction

Other Forms

Child Support Addendum of Protective Order

Family Violence Intervention Program Compliance Form

Family Violence Intervention Program Status Order

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