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  • Terms and Conditions | ClerksOffice

    Terms and Conditions CHEROKEE COUNTY GOVERNMENT TERMS OF USAGE AGREEMENT ​​ Cherokee County Visitor Code of Conduct this website is operated by Cherokee County, which owns, and websites. This 'Terms of Usage Agreement' ("Agreement") informs visitors of the rules and policies that govern this website. We use the general term "visitors" to include both registered members of our website and any other person that accesses the website at any point for any amount of time, whether via the homepage or the website's internal pages, unless designated otherwise. Visitors are expected to follow any posted guidelines or rules. We may update this Agreement from time to time without notice and will post all changes prominently. All visitors have the obligation to review changes in this Agreement. Unless otherwise specified, such changes shall be effective when they are posted. Your use of this website and participation in our website activities constitutes your agreement to be bound by this Agreement. Your privacy when visiting our website is of the utmost importance to us. To participate in our website activities, we may request that you submit certain personally identifiable information about yourself, including your name and personal contact information ("personal information"). We may also gather certain types of non-personal information about your visit to protect the security of our members and the site, and to make our program content more enjoyable for all our visitors. Non-personal information includes, but is not limited to, web browser and server identification, clickstream information, web pages visited and duration, and domain type. All personal information gathered from visitors by this website will be governed by our General Audience Privacy Policy and Children's Privacy Policy, (collectively, "Privacy Policies") which are incorporated in this Terms of Usage Agreement by reference. If there is a conflict between the terms of this Agreement and our Privacy Policies, the terms of the Privacy Policies will prevail. Please carefully review our Privacy Policies to understand our information collection, use and disclosure practices. Visitors are responsible for providing accurate, timely and complete information to us and our operational providers, agents and affiliates in connection with a visitor's participation and use of this website. Cherokee County is not liable or responsible for any claims relating to any inaccurate, untimely, false or incomplete information provided to us. Membership Eligibility for General Audience Website You must be eighteen years of age (18) or older to be a member of our general audience website. We will not knowingly collect personal information from visitors under eighteen years of age for activities on our website. Upon discovery of the participation of a person under eighteen years of age in such activities, his/her registration or participation will be canceled immediately and all personal information will be deleted from our files. For website activities that request personal information, you agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself. Your membership and/or participation in our website activities will be canceled without notice if, at any time, we discover that you provide false information, or violate any term of this Agreement or our Privacy Policies. If necessary, and in accordance with applicable law, Cherokee County will cooperate with local, state and/or federal authorities to protect our website, visitors, parents, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries and operational providers or to prevent unauthorized use of the site. Restrictions on Visitors' Use of Cherokee County Website Content this website contains materials supplied by Cherokee County and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, servicemarks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly autdorized by Cherokee County, visitors may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sell, license, rent, publicly display or perform, edit, adapt or create a derivative work of, in any manner, any material or content obtained from this site, including code and software ("Material"). Notwithstanding the above, visitors may print or download the Material from this site only for personal or non-commercial use, provided that the visitor does not republish the Material and keeps intact all copyright, trademarks, servicemarks, patent and other proprietary notices. Use of the Material for any purpose not expressly permitted in this Agreement is prohibited. As noted above, reproduction, copying, or redistribution for commercial purposes of the Material or design elements on this site is also strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Cherokee County. Permission will be granted only when certain limited criteria have been met. For information on requesting such permission, please contact Cherokee County at: Cherokee County Board of Commissioners 1130 Bluffs Pkwy Canton, Ga 30114 770-479-0400 Visitors represent and warrant that they are the owner or otherwise have the right to provide any information or materials (including pre-existing materials) that they post or transmit for use in public areas on the website. Visitors hereby grant Cherokee County, its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries an irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use, copy, display, modify, edit, and create derivative works from and distribute any information or materials that visitors post in public areas. Material on this server may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. We have the right to make changes and update any information contained on this server without prior notice. E-mail E-mail is an important communication method for our online visitors. The person in whose name the e-mail account is registered should generate all e-mail sent to us. E-mail users shall not mask their identity by using a false name or another person's name or account. We will use your e-mail address and the content of any e-mail for correspondence and visitor response purposes and to send you information that you may request. Any non-personal information you provide to us by e-mail, including, but not limited to, feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas or the like, shall be deemed to be non-confidential and we assume no obligation to protect such non-personal information contained in the e-mail from disclosure. The submission of non-personal and non-confidential information to us shall in no way prevent the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans and ideas or the like by Cherokee County, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, or operational providers for any purpose, and Cherokee County, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and operational providers shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such information to others without liability or restriction. Any personal information transmitted with an e-mail, such as e-mail or home addresses, and the sender's name, will be protected in accordance with the policies set forth in our Privacy Policies. Choice of Law and Forum this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or your use of this site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. Code of Conduct for Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, and Auditoriums We may provide interactive activities for this website such as chat rooms, bulletin boards (also known as message boards) or auditoriums, collectively identified as "Interactive Areas," for the enjoyment of our visitors. Any submissions or postings by visitors to certain parts of this website, including Interactive Areas, without limitation, will be public and posted in public areas on the website. Cherokee County, its parents, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, members, directors, officers, employees, and any contract or operational providers that conduct, operate and/or manage Cherokee County's Interactive Areas, will not be responsible for the action of any visitors with respect to any information, materials or content posted, uploaded or transmitted in these Interactive Areas. By participating in any of the aforementioned activities, all visitors and members agree to follow Cherokee County's standards of conduct. Postings to public areas may not be reviewed by Cherokee County prior to appearing on the website. Nonetheless, Cherokee County reserves the right to change, delete, or remove, in part or in full, any postings in Interactive Areas and to terminate or suspend access to such areas for conduct that we believe interferes with other peoples' enjoyment, and/or cooperate with local, state, and/or federal authorities if necessary, and in accordance with applicable law. We do our best to encourage comfort and discourage disruptive communication. We also discourage disruptive statements that incite others to violate our standards. We encourage your participation in upholding our standards. You are responsible for all content that you post, e-mail, transmit, upload or otherwise make available through our website. You agree not to use the Interactive Areas or this website to make available any content that: is unlawful, harmful to adults or minors, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, etdnically or otherwise objectionable; or infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any person; or contains unauthorized advertising or solicits other visitors; or is intended by the visitor to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality or integrity of any computer software, hardware or Materials on this website. When in doubt about appropriate behavior in our Interactive Areas, please remember that, although the venue is electronic, those participating in it are real people. We ask that you treat others with respect and care. Any conduct by a participant in the Interactive Areas that violates this Agreement in any way may result in the suspension or termination of the visitor's registration and access to the site, at Cherokee County's sole discretion, in addition to any other remedies. Cherokee County may provide Interactive activities on a number of topics, but our staff or volunteer hosts participating in these activities do not offer professional advice of any kind and are speaking from their own experience or opinion as is helpful for the facilitation of the dialogue. These hosts claim no professional expertise or authority. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES the INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS." CHEROKEE COUNTY DOES NOT WARRANT, EItheR EXPRESSLY OR BY IMPLICATION, the ACCURACY OF ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED ON the SITE OR theIR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. although the INFORMATION PROVIDED TO YOU ON this SITE IS OBTAINED OR COMPILED FROM SOURCES WE BELIEVE TO BE RELIABLE, CHEROKEE COUNTY CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE the ACCURACY, VALIDITY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR DATA MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU OR ITS SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CHEROKEE COUNTY IS NOT LIABLE NOR SHALL HAVE RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY KIND FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE that YOU INCUR IN the EVENT OF (I) ANY FAILURE OR INTERRUPTION OF this SITE, (II) ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY third PARTY INVOLVED IN MAKING this SITE OR the DATA CONTAINED HEREIN AVAILABLE TO YOU, (III) ANY OtheR CAUSE RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO, INABILITY TO ACCESS, USE OR PARTICIPATION ON the SITE OR OF theSE MATERIALS, (IV) OR FROM ANY VISITOR'S INTERACTION OR SUBMISSIONS ON the WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RESUMÉ OR EMPLOYMENT SUBMISSIONS OR DIALOGUE BETWEEN HOSTS, WHEtheR OR NOT the CIRCUMSTANCES GIVING RISE TO SUCH CAUSE MAY HAVE BEEN withIN the CONTROL OF CHEROKEE COUNTY. IN NO EVENT WILL CHEROKEE COUNTY BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR ANY OtheR LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND EVEN IF CHEROKEE COUNTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF the POSSIBILITY theREOF. Please be advised that once you leave our website, your use of the Internet will be governed by the terms of usage agreements and privacy policies, if any, of the particular site that you are accessing, including those of our operational providers, advertisers, sponsors, and promotional partners. Cherokee County will not be responsible or liable for the content, activities or privacy practices on the other sites, or any loss or damage that could result from leaving our website. Security Measures Please see the section in our Privacy Policy for more information on our security measures and the protection of your personal information.

  • Patty Baker | Patty Baker

    Patty Baker Clerk of Superior, State, and Magistrate Court I wanted to thank the citizens of Cherokee County for their continued confidence in me. I look forward to serving you for another four year term. I can promise that I will not let you down. I take my oath of office very serious and will continue to work hard. This is a responsibility I do not take lightly, and I will continue to maintain and safeguard your court and land records. I would like to thank my staff for their hard work and dedication to this office. I could not do what I do without you! I would also like to thank my campaign manager and better half, my husband, for his support and shoulder to lean on. Contact

  • Notary Public | ClerksOffice

    WHAT IS A NOTARY PUBLIC? ​ A notary public is a person of proven integrity appointed by a Clerk of Superior Court to serve the public as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgments, administering oaths, and affirmations, and other acts authorized by law. Notaries are required to follow simple instructions and exercise good judgment and discretion when executing their office. Notarization does not insure the statements contained in the document are true or accurate. The notary has no obligation to verify a document’s content or to indicate he/she has knowledge of the contents of the document or of the copy certified. Notarization does not legalize or validate a document. A document with errors prior to notarization will contain the same errors afterwards. Cherokee County Clerk of Courts, Patty Baker, is hosting a In-Person Notary Training Session Thursday, June 20, 2024 10:00 a.m. Location: Cherokee County Clerk of Courts Jury Assembly Room 90 North Street Canton, GA 30114 Register in advance for this meeting by emailing: (only 150 slots available) A representative from The Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority will conduct the training session. All notaries are invited to attend. No fees are required for attending but reservations are requested as space is limited. 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  • Common Legal Terms | ClerksOffice

    Legal Terms Action - A court proceeding when one party prosecutes another for the protection or enforcement of a right, the prevention or correction of a wrong, or the punishment of an offense. ​ Affiant - The person who swears to an affidavit. Affidavit - A written statement of facts sworn to or affirmed under oath in the presence of a notary public. Affirmation - A formal declaration under penalties of perjury that a statement is true, without an oath. Answer - The formal written response by a defendant to a statement of claim which sets forth the grounds for his or her defense. Bail - Security (usually in the form of money) given for the release of a criminal defendant from legal custody to ensure the defendant's future appearance on the day and time set by the court. Bail Bond - A document purchased from a bondsman that is given to the court instead of money for bail. Once signed by the defendant, he or she is released from custody on the condition that the amount stated on the bail bond will be forfeited should the defendant not appear in court at the required time. Bench - The Judge's seat or the Judge, himself/herself. Case - A lawsuit or judicial proceeding intended to solve a controversy between parties. Civil Case - An action brought by a person or party to recover damages or property, to force someone to honor a contract or to protect one's civil rights. Cause of Action - The facts that make the basis for a case or lawsuit. Counterclaim - An independent cause of action, usually by the defendant, that opposes or offsets a previous claim made by the plaintiff. Damages - An award of money paid by the losing party to the winning party to compensate for losses or injury incurred. Decision - The determination reached by a court in any judicial proceeding that is the basis of the judgment. Default - The failure of a defendant to file an answer or appear in a civil case within the prescribed time after having been properly served with a summons and statement of claim. Default Judgment - A judgment made in favor of the plaintiff because of the defendant's failure to answer or appear to contest the plaintiff's claim. Defendant - The accused in a criminal case or, in a civil case, the person or organization against whom the plaintiff brings an action. Defense - The defendant's facts or arguments that demonstrate why the plaintiff is not entitled to the relief requested in a civil case. Dispossessory - An action to evict a person from possession of land or rental property. Docket - A log containing the complete history of each case in the form of brief chronological entries summarizing the court proceedings. Domicile - That place where a person has a true and permanent home. A person may have several residences but only one domicile. Evidence - Any type of proof that is legally presented at trial through witnesses, records and/or exhibits. Exhibit - A document or material object produced and identified in court for the purpose of introducing it as evidence in a case. Each of these documents or objects is ordinarily given an identifying letter or number in alphabetical or numerical sequence before it is offered as evidence. File - To deposit in the official custody of the Clerk of the Court to enter into the files or records of a case. Filing Fees - Money paid to the court to start a civil case. Jurisdiction - 1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Small Claims Court can handle civil claims up to $15,000; 2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases. For example, you must sue a corporation in the county where it is doing business, where it is incorporated or where the registered agent is located. [The registered agent is the party who should be served for the corporation.] Individuals must be sued in the county in which they reside; and 3) the territory, subject matter or persons over which lawful authority may be exercised by a court, as determined by constitution or statute, e.g., the Small Claims Court cannot try cases involving divorce or family matters or where the court is called upon to decide who is the legal owner of real estate. Laches - The failure to diligently assert a right which results in a refusal to allow relief. ​ Landlord - An owner also called a "lessor", who rents out real property to a tenant, also called "lessee". ​ Lawsuit - 1) A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a statement of claim that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, which resulted in harm to the plaintiff, 2) a legal dispute brought to a court for resolution. Lease - An agreement for renting real property. A lease is usually written and for a set term, such as one year. A residential rental agreement can be oral and is presumed to be month-to-month. Lien - A claim upon property of another as security for some debt. Minor - A person under the age of 18 years. Party - One of the litigants. At the trial level, the parties are typically referred to as the plaintiff or complainant and the defendant or respondent. On appeal, they are known as the appellant and appellee. Plaintiff - The party bringing a civil case. Promissory Note - A written document by which one person promises to pay money to another. Proof of Service - The form filed with the court that proves the date on which the documents were formally served on a party in a court action. Pro se - Refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers, from the Latin for "on one's own behalf". Replevin - An action brought by the owner of items to recover possession of those items when those items were wrongfully taken or are wrongfully kept. Service of Process - The delivery of legal documents to the opposing party, completed by an adult over the age of 18, who is not a party to the action, who swears to the date and method of delivery to recipient. Settlement - An agreement reached among the parties that resolves the case at any time before court findings. Small Claims Case - A civil case for monetary judgment of $15,000 or less. ​ Small Claims Court - The division of the trial court that handles civil cases seeking monetary awards of $15,000 or less. Small Claims Court is designed to be simple, quick and less costly than a regular civil lawsuit. In Small Claims Court, either party may appear pro se (without a lawyer), and there is no jury.The plaintiff and defendant may appeal an adverse decision by the judge. Statement of Claim - A written statement filed by the plaintiff that initiates a civil case, stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant and requesting relief from the court. Statute of Limitations - A law that sets the deadline by which parties must file suit to enforce their rights. Subpoena - An official order to attend court at a stated time. The most common use of the subpoena is to summon witnesses to court for the purpose of testifying in a trial. Subpoena duces tecum - An official order to produce documents or records at a stated place or time. Summons - A notice to the defendant that an action against him or her has been commenced in the court issuing the summons and that a judgment will be taken against him or her if the statement of claim is not answered within a certain time. Tenancy at will - A right to occupy property for an indefinite term that is created by the owner or person in lawful possession giving permission to another person to occupy the property. Terminating a tenancy at will requires the same legal procedure as terminating a month-to-month tenancy. Tenant - A person who rents property. Testify - To give evidence under oath as a witness in a judicial proceeding. Testimony - Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials. Verdict - The decision of a trial jury that determines the final outcome of a civil case. Warrant - A written order issued and signed by a judicial officer directing a peace officer to take specific action. Can be 1) an arrest warrant, i.e., one that commands a peace officer to arrest and bring before the court the person accused of an offense for the purpose of commencing legal action; 2) a benchwarrant, i.e., a written order issued by the court from the judge or bench commanding a person's arrest because of his or her failure to appear in court; 3) a recall warrant i.e. a procedure for removing from Department of Justice and state police computers information concerning cancelled warrants in order to avoid mistaken arrests; or 4) a search warrant, i.e., an order issued by a judge, based on a finding of probable cause, directing law enforcement officers to conduct a search of specific premises for specific persons or things and to bring them before the court. ​

  • Processing Times | ClerksOffice

    Processing Times (Effective October 31, 2022) ​ Routine 6-9 Weeks Expedited* 3-5 Weeks Expedited at Agency 8 Business Days *Expedited service is an additional $60.00 ​ Already Applied for a Passport? Check the status of your application online . It takes approximately 5-7 days for applications to be tracked online. It may take less time if you paid for Expedite Service and sent your application via overnight delivery. Please remember when calculating processing times, passport cards cannot be shipped using overnight delivery. All passport cards are returned using First Class Mail. If you are traveling within 2 weeks or need a passport for a foreign visa within 4 weeks and: ​​ Have not yet applied, please call our National Passport Information Center (1-877-487-2778) to schedule an appointment and submit your application at a Passport Agency . Have already applied, please contact our National Passport Information Center to speak with a Customer Service Representative when you are 7 days out from your travel date. If you are NOT traveling within 2 weeks or need a passport for a foreign visa within 4 weeks and: ​​ Have not yet applied, please visit our First Time Applicants page or Renew a Passport page for information on how and where to apply. Have already applied, please refer to the application processing times above. Please Note: the application processing times above apply to all types of passport services, including requests for a name change and additional visa pages.

  • Statement Of Claim | ClerksOffice

    Statement Of Claim To start the process of filing a small claims case, you must first fill out a Statement of Claim Form. On this form, enter the name and address of the person or corporation you are suing, state the exact amount of money you are suing for and explain why you are suing. You may represent yourself, act as an agent for your corporation, or you may sue on behalf of a minor should you be the guardian. However, you cannot represent someone else if you are not an attorney. In addition, you must put your name, mailing address and telephone number on the claim form. You may also elect to put your email address on the form for electronic notices. This is important because the Clerk of Court will use this address to send you notice of the date and time for a Magistrate Judge hearing. Your case may be dismissed if the Court cannot locate you. Remember, you must sue a corporation in the county where it is doing business or where it is incorporated. You may also sue a corporation in the county where the registered agent is located (The registered agent is the party that should be served for the corporation). STATEMENT OF CLAIM-COMPLAINT ANSWER FORM ENTRY OF APPEARANCE REQUEST FORM SHERIFF'S ENTRY OF SERVICE FORM DISMISSAL FORM SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT CONSENT JUDGMENT ​ When you are ready to Efile please visit Efile-GA ​

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  • UCCs | ClerksOffice

    Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Mandatory eFiling of Uniform Commercial Code Filings (UCC) File UCCs via the GSCCCA eFile portal at Only original, national forms are accepted. Please visit for the UCC forms. New forms as of 07/01/2023 only will be accepted. Real Estate UCCs Documents Only original, national forms are accepted. Please visit for the UCC forms. Make sure your fees are enclosed payable to Cherokee Clerk of Court Money order or certified funds – made out to the Cherokee Clerk of Court Cash (we do not recommend sending cash through the mail) Credit Cards for in office filing only (adds 3% convenience fee) There are three ways to file: In person: Mon – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Mail: Deeds and Records 90 North Street, Suite G-150 Canton, GA 30114 Online: ​ This document contains general information about legal matters pertaining to documents filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. This information is not to be construed as legal advice. It is always in your best interest to consult an attorney regarding questions or concerns prior to filing.

  • Magistrate Fees | ClerksOffice

    FILING FEES ​ All fees are set by law and subject to change. Please verify the fee amount with the Clerk's office. Civil cases (includes Sheriff's service for one defendant) $107.00 Sheriff's service for each additional defendant $50.00 Petition for Writ of Dispossessory (includes Sheriff's service for one defendant) $82.00 Sheriff's service for each additional tenant $25.00 Abandoned Vehicle cases $46.00 Abandoned Vessel cases $41.00 Civilian Applications for Arrest Warrants $20.00* *Must include Police Report *No charge in family violence cases Writs of fieri facias (fi.fa.) $29.00 ​ Post Judgment Interrogatories Fees - $10.00 ​

  • Links And Resources | ClerksOffice

    Links And Resources Blue Ridge Circuit Courts ​ Deeds and Records Search Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Cooperative Authority Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Cooperative Authority--notary training UCC E-file Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Cooperative Authority Information about HB1EX Online Traffic Citation Payment Sex Offender Registry 9th Judicial District Legal-aid Georgia Cherokee County Tribune Georgia Court of Appeals Georgia Supreme Court DUI/Drug Court Court Administrator Terms of Court Guide to Georgia Courts Guide to Georgia Courts-Spanish Guide to Georgia Courts-Chinese ​

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