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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 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . 770.479.3090

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

UTILITIES

Electricity

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

FireSide Natural Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 678.872.0250

Gas South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877.332.5442

Water

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

Sanitation

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

Cable

ETC Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.660.6826
Comcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.266.2278
Windstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770.479.2000

Telephone

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

SERVICES

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .706.387.3701
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

GOVERNMENT

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770.952.6000

County

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .678.493.6000
South Cherokee Annex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .770.928.0239
Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .678.493.6200
Animal Shelter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .770.345.7270
Business License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770.721.7810
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

State

Child Support Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 844.694.2347
Family & Children’s Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770.720.6310
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

MEDIA

Newspapers

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