I Need To...
Tax Payers
Court System
Contact Us


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
× Home I Need To... Departments Tax Payers Court System Contact Us

Tax Commissioner's Office

Car Tags|Vehicle Insurance

Back to Car Tags


                                                                            Insurance Requirements

Insurance cards are not acceptable proof of insurance coverage for motor vehicle transactions at the Cherokee County Tag Office.  Your insurance company is required to electronically transmit proof of insurance directly to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) database.


                                                                           Acceptable Proof of Insurance

When the Georgia registration system does not indicate valid proof of insurance, the following is acceptable:

* An original 30-day Insurance binder with an effective date that is less than 30 days.  Faxed copies are accepted.

* The original declaration page from your existing auto insurance policy, if the vehicle purchase occurred within the last 30 days.

* A Georgia Fleet insurance card with the words "Georgia Fleet" on it.

* A Self-Insured insurance card and a Certificate of Self Insurance.


                                                                         Lapse of Insurance, Suspensions and Waivers


A lapse in insurance occurs when a vehicle has not carried valid Georgia liability insurance coverage for a period of more than 10 days.  Your insurance company reports the lapse to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR), and a notice of pending registration suspension is generated and mailed by the DOR.  A lapse will result in $25 pending-suspension fee which must be paid within 30 days. If the $25 pending-suspension fee is not paid by the due date, the registration will be suspended by the DOR.  To reinstate the registration, the vehicle must have valid Georgia insurance coverage, the $25 pending-suspension fee plus a $60 reinstatement fee must be paid, as well as any other registration fees, ad valorem taxes or penalties due.  Any additional lapses in coverage and/or suspensions will result in additional fines and penalties including cancellation of the vehicle's registration. It is advised that you cancel your registration before you cancel your insurance policy to avoid any suspensions or fees. Taxes must be current and there must not be any outstanding fees.  The registered owner of the vehicle may apply for a one-time waiver of the pending-suspension and/or the reinstatement fee if certain criteria are met.  To apply for this waiver, the registered owner of the vehicle must complete Form MV-18J Application for Voluntary Registration Cancellation. The affidavit can only be submitted if the vehicle has not been driven for one of the following reasons:

  * It was sold/transferred or the lease was terminated.

  * It was registered in another state.

  * It was wrecked, salvaged or junked.

  * It was repossessed or stolen.

  *It was not operated because it was inoperable, being stored or used seasonally.

  * The sole, registered owner of the vehicle was on active military duty stationed outside of Georgia.

The dates entered on the affidavit must match the insurance coverage laspse dates.

If you feel you may qualify for a one-time waiver of the pending-suspension and/or the reinstatement fee, the

application for Voluntary Registration Cancellation must be filled out in its entirety and can be submitted, along

with a copy of your driver's license, in one of the following ways:

By Mail

Cherokee County Tax Commissioner - 2780 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114

By Fax

Fax completed form and drivers license to 678-493-6423. 



Cherokee County, Georgia "Where Metro Meets the Mountains" | © Cherokee County Board of Commissioners