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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
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  • 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
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Planning and Zoning

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Planning Commission Meeting Times

Starting in March 2024, all Planning Commission Public Hearings will be moved from a start time of 7:30 PM to 7:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact our offices. 

Posted: Dec-21-2023 | view story

Margaret Stallings
Planning & Zoning Director

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Mission Statement

The Planning and Zoning Department promotes the community vision by providing a process for orderly growth and development while protecting local resources in order to enrich the quality of life in Cherokee County.  

We serve as a resource on zoning, subdivision of property, development regulation, demographic and economic trends to effectively and efficiently assist our citizens to build sucessful businesses and thriving communities. 


     Collaboration   We engage citizens, business leaders and other agencies in planning.

     Efficiency   We understand and respond to customer needs in a timely manner.

     Transparency   We provide open and honest communication.

     Fairness    We support an objective process that considers all points of view.

     Respect   We ensure that all customers are treated with professional courtesy.


Zoning Division responsibilities:

  • Rezonings
  • Special Use Permits
  • Modifications of Zoning Conditions
  • Variances
  • Ordinance Interpretation
  • Plan Review
  • Minor Subdivisions
  • Sign Permits
  • Zoning Certifications

Planning Division responsibilities:

  • Annexations
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Small Area Plans
  • Intergovernmental Coordination
  • Waleska Planning
  • Research
  • Zoning and Thematic Mapping

Cherokee County Planning and Zoning Department

1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, Georgia 30114


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