Newcomer Information

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Should you decide to make Cherokee County your home, we hope these phone numbers and web sites will be helpful to you as you get settled. Of course, don’t hesitate to call the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for any additional newcomer information — 770.345.0400.

Registration & License

Driver Information

Driver’s License 678.413.8400

Driver’s License Appointments 678.413.8500

Tag Office 678.493.6400

**Out-of-state drivers have 30 days to obtain a Georgia’s driver’s license.

Business Information

If the business is located within one of the five municipalities, please contact that city by telephoning the City Hall.

Voter Information

Voter Registration   770.479.0407

School Registration

Children must be five years old on or before September 1 to enter kindergarten and 6 or older on or before September 1 to enter the first grade in Cherokee County. To register your child for school, you will need a certified birth certificate, a vision, hearing and dental screen from a physician or health clinic, and immunization records on Georgia State Form 3032. For more information, or to register your child, please call the Cherokee County School District  at 770.479.1871.

library system

Sequoyah Regional Library System Locations:

  • RT Jones Memorial Library770-479-3090
  • Ball Ground Public Library 770-735-2025
  • Hickory Flat Public Library 770-345-7565
  • Rose Creek Public Library 770-591-1491
  • Woodstock Public Library 770-926-5859
  • Cherokee County Law Library 678-493-6175



Amicalola EMC 706.253.5200

Cobb EMC   770.429.2100

Georgia Power  888.660.5890

Sawnee EMC 770.887.2363

Natural Gas

Atlanta Gas Light  800.427.5463

Gas South  877.332.5442


Please contact your local city hall or the Cherokee County Water Authority at 770.479.1813.


Click here for a current list of Chamber Member Sanitation Service Companies.


ETC Communications  800.660.6826

Comcast  800.266.2278

Windstream  770.479.2000


Windstream 770.479.2000

AT&T  888.757.6500

AT&T (Outside GA)  800.288.2020

ETC Communications 800.660.6826

TDS Telecom-Nelson Ball Ground  866.571.6662


Health Services

Cherokee County Health Dept. (Canton) 770.345.7371

Environmental Health  770.479.0444

Northside Hospital Cherokee   770.224.1000

Northside Hospital Cherokee EMERGENCY  770.224.1000

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital  706-692-2441

South Cherokee Health Dept. (Woodstock) 770.928.0133

Wellstar  770.793.5000

Police & Fire

GA State Patrol 770.387.3701

Sheriff’s Department  678.493.4200

County Marshal  678.493.6200

Fire & Emergency Services 678-493-4000

Fire Marshal  678.493.6290

Cherokee Office of Emergency Management  678.493.4001


City Halls

Ball Ground 770.735.2123

Canton  770.704.1500

Holly Springs  770.345.5536

Nelson 770.735.2211

Waleska  770.479.2912

Woodstock  770.592.6000


General Information 678.493.6000

South Cherokee Annex 770.928.0239

Animal Control 678.493.6200

Animal Shelter 770.345.7270

Business License770.721.7810

Building Permits 770.721.7810

Commissioner Office 678.493.6000

County Attorney 678.493.6000

County Extension Office 770.721.7803

District Attorney 770-479-1488

Engineering 678.493.6077

Family Violence Center 770.479.1804

Fire and Emergency Services 678.493.4000

GIS & Mapping 678.493.6050

Humane Society 770.592.8072

Marriage License 678.493.6160

Planning and Zoning 678.493.6101

Probate Court (24 hrs) 678.493.6160

Property Tax 678.493.6120

PublicTransportation (CATS)  770.345.6238

Recycling Center 770.516.4195

Roads and Bridges 770.345.5842

Senior Services 770.345.2675

Septic Tank Inspections 770.479.0444

Tax Assessor 678.493.6120

Tax Commissioner 678.493.6400

Vital Records 770.928.0133


Child Support Enforcement 844.694.2347

Family & Children’s Services 770.720.3610

Forestry Commission 800.428.7337

GA Dept. of Labor 770.528.6100

GA Public Service Commission 404.656.4501

GA Dept. of Transportation 770.387.3640

Immigration 800.375.5283

Secretary of State 404.656.2881

Secretary of State Northwest Region Office 404.654.6076

Social Security 800.772.1213

State Govt. Directory Assistance 404.656.2000

Veteran Services 770.720.3538



Atlanta Journal/Constitution 800.933.9771

Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News 770.479.1441

Radio Stations

WPGY-AM 1580 AM 678.454.9350

WLJA-FM 101.1 FM 678.454.9552