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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
  • Quick Link to Finding Your Commissioner
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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

Thomas Trawick, AICP
Zoning Division Manager

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Zoning Ordinance

Table of Contents
Article 1 - Title
Article 2 - Purpose
Article 3 - Short Title
Article 4 - Rules and Definitions
Article 5 - General Provisions
Article 6 - Zoning Districts and Boundaries
Article 7 - District Uses and Regulations
Table 7.1A - Minimum District Development Standards
Table 7.2 - Permitted Uses Table
Article 8 - Traditional Neighborhood Development
Article 9 - Home Occupations
Article 10 - Buffer Requirements
Table 10.1 - Minimum Buffer Width Between Abutting Districts
Article 11 - Signs and Outdoor Advertising
Table 11.1 - District Requirements for Permanent Signs
Article 12 - Off Street Parking Regulations
Article 13 - Non-Conforming Uses
Article 14 - Administration
Article 15 - Zoning Board of Appeals
Article 16 - Overlay Zoning District Regulations
Bells Ferry Community Design Guidelines
Article 17 - Interpretation, Purpose and Conflict
Article 18 - Amendments and Zoning Procedures
Article 19 - Remedies and Enforcement
Article 20 - Severability
Article 21 - Conflicting Ordinances
Article 22 - Effective Date
Article 23 - Conservation Design Community
Article 24 - Cemetery Establishment and Preservation
Article 25 - Outdoor Lighting and Road Glare Ordinance
Article 26 - Part V DNR Environmental Protection Measures
Article 27 - Tree Preservation and Replacement
Acknowledgements & Special Thanks
Appendix A - Index



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