Newcomer Information

Registration & Drivers License


Driver Information
For information on getting a Georgia Drivers’ License, call 770.720.3693
Georgia Tag Office 678.493.6400

Out-of-state drivers have 30 days after establishing residency within which to obtain a Georgia’s driver’s license.

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 for school, please call the Cherokee County School District at 770.479.1871.

Utilities & Telecommunications


Amicalola EMC706.253.5200
Georgia Power  888.660.5890

Propane Gas
AmeriGas 770.479.5556
FerrellGas 770.479.2151

Please contact the City of Ball Ground for this information    770.735.2123

Please contact the City of Ball Ground for a list of commercial sanitation services
authorized to do business within the City Limits of Ball Ground.

ETC Communications  706.253.2271

Alltel  800.501.1754
ETC Communications  706.253.2271
TDS Telecom 770.735.2000

Health and Emergency Services


Health Services
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital     706.692.2441
Northside Hospital-Cherokee     770.720.5100
Northside Hospital-Cherokee EMERGENCY     770.720.5100
WellStar Health System     770.956.STAR

Police and Fire
Sheriff’s Office     678.493.4100
Sheriff’s Department     678.493.4200
County Marshall    678.493.6200
Fire Marshall    678.493.6290
City of Ball Ground Police Department    770.735.2123

In the event of an emergency – Dial 911

Local Government 


Cherokee County
General Information   678.493.6100
South Cherokee Annex     770.928.0239
Animal Control     678.493.6200
Child Support Recovery     770.720.3581
Clean Commission 770.517.7650 
County Attorney     678.493.6002
County Extension Office     770.479.0418
District Attorney   678.493.6300
Marriage License     678.493.6160
Probate Court (24 hrs)     678.493.6160
Property Tax     678.493.6120
Road Superintendent     770.345.5842
Septic Tank Inspections     770.479.0444
Soil Conservation     770.479.0517
Tax Assessor     678.493.6120
Tax Commissioner     678.493.6400

State of Georgia
Family & Children’s Services     770.720.3610
Social Security     800.772.1213

Local Media

Atlanta Journal/Constitution

Cherokee Tribune
The Cherokee Ledger News
News Shopper

Radio Stations
WCHK-AM     770.479.2101
Sunny-100  770.479.2101
WPGY-AM     678.454.9350
WLJA-FM  678.454.9350

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