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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
  • Links to other sites and services often used by our residents


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  • 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


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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.
  • Information about Homestead Exemptions
  • 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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  • 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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Comprehensive Plan Update

We are in the home stretch with a Draft Plan posted for everyone to review.  Please attend a public forum for a casual walk-through of the updated plan.  You can also view the plan and make

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Frequently Asked Questions|Property Information

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Property Information

How can I determine the zoning for my property?

Our interactive Geocortex website allows anyone to find the zoning of any property at any time. These step-by-step instructions show how to locate a property and turn on the zoning layer in the map window.

Where can I find the zoning requirements for a specific zoning district?

Most of the crtical dimensions can be found on Table 7.1 Mimimum District Development Standards on the Zoning Ordinance page.  This table shows minimum lot size, density, minimum lot width, setbacks, and other important information.  Permitted land uses in each district are found in Table 7.2 or on the interactive Permitted Uses page.  Zoning buffers can be found in Article 10 - Buffers but this does not cover buffers around streams and lakes.  Please contact us for assistance about home occupations, signs, off-street parking and other specialized requirements.

Where can I get a survey of my property?

The Deeds and Records office maintains the official record of plats within Cherokee County.  They can be reached at 678-493-6538 .  For recent plats, there is a hyperlink from the parcel details on the Geocortex site to the Deeds and Records online database.  If you click on "View Plat", you may be able to find the relevant plat quickly and easily.  If there is no plat on file, you must hire a surveyor in order to obtain a survey of the property.

How can I determine if a specific lot is buildable?

Building permits can only be issued on lots of record as defined in Article 5 - General Provisions.  The extent to which a lot is buildable depends upon a number of factors which include but are not limited to zoning, building setbacks, buffers, access, easements, topography, utilities and soil types.  Some of this information is available on different layers within the Geocortex website. Setbacks, buffers and easements are typically documented on plats that are on file at the Deeds and Records office (see question above).

How can I obtain a copy of the Rezoning Resolution with the conditions placed on a specific property?

Many of the recent resolutions are available through the Transparency page if your have the applicants name or case number. If you don't have that information, you can find it on the Geocortex website by turning on the Resolutions layer within the Zoning group.  This layer includes information about rezoning cases beginning in 2000.  With this information, you can go back to the Transparency page to search for the digital copy of the document.






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