County: Three commissioners and county manager.
Town - Murphy Mayor and town councilmen.
Town - Andrews Mayor and board of aldermen.
The Cherokee County property tax rate is $.385 per $100.00. In addition, property owners inside the city limits of Murphy pay $.33, Andrews pays $.38, and Bear Paw pays $.27. Each resident is assessed a $75.00 per year solid waste fee.
Sales Tax in the county is 6.75%
North Carolina has a personal income tax of 6% - 7.75% based on taxable income tax level.