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Click through to find:

  • A helpful arrangement of frequently used Cherokee County online resources
  • Commonly requested forms and documents for a variety of departments and agencies
  • Links to other sites and services often used by our residents


Click through to find:

  • Links to every department and agency under the jurisdiction of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners
  • Contact information for departments with the name of the department/agency head
  • Links to common agencies not under the jurisdiction of the BOC, but which maintains close ties with us


Click through to find:

  • 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.
  • Information about Homestead Exemptions
  • Information about Property Taxes, Millage Rates, and Car Tags


Click through to find:

  • 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


Click through to find:

  • Ways to contact the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, Department and Agency Heads, and State Agencies and Offices
  • Directions to all County Facilities
  • Quick Link to Finding Your Commissioner
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Christy Black
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(678) 493-6000

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Open Records Requests

Prior to making a request for open records, citizens and entities should familiarize themselves with the Georgia Open Records Act, specifically section 50-18-72 which specifies what types of public disclosure are not allowed and section 50-18-71 which details the costs expected to be recovered by the County for Open Record requests for searching, retrieval, redaction and copies of documents. This section also includes requests fulfilled by the County but not paid for by the person(s) or entity making the request.

Please note, for Sheriff's Office requests and Court related documents, please visit their respective websites to open a request.

Select the department below that you believe is the PRIMARY holder of the records you are requesting.

Department Name Type of Requests Handled
Finance / Procurement / Payroll / CDBG / Property Management
Code Enforcement / Animal control / Animal Shelter / EMA / Recycling
Business Licenses/Occupational Tax Certificates, Building Permits, Zoning, Building Inspections, Alcohol Licenses, Special Use Permits, Development Plans
Elections and Voting
Emergency 911 Records
Fire & Emergency Service Records /Fire Marshal Records
Board of Commissioners /County Attorney /County Manager /County Clerk
GIS /Mapping Records
Human Resources /Personnel / Worker's Comp
Parks and Recreation / Facilities
Engineering, Roads, CATS Public Transportation, Stormwater Management
Senior Services, Senior Programs
Property Tax Appraisal (Tax digest summary, land ownership, assessed values, exemptions)
Tax Billing (Delinquent taxes, pay property tax, pay vehicle tags and mobile home taxes, excess fund list)

General Information

Cherokee County's Open Records Resolution 
Georgia's Open Meetings & Open Records Guide-ACCG 2016 - 7th Edition
Georgia's Open Records Act 2016

Lobbyist Information

Georgia Government Transparency and Finance Commission https://ethics.ga.gov/ Provides general information regarding requirements for registering and reporting for Lobbyist in the State of Georgia

Lobbyist Working on Behalf of Cherokee County:
Steven Swindell, County Tax Assessor, Filer ID L20090423
Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). Cherokee County participates in the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). The ACCG engages in lobbying the Georgia state legislature. Cherokee County paid $13,139.94 in association dues to ACCG in 2014.
National Association of Counties (NaCo) Cherokee County is also a member of the National Association of Counties (NaCo) https://www.naco.org/Pages/default.aspx, a national taxpayer-funded lobbying organization, and paid $2,776 for membership dues in 2013/14.
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