We hope to be back to business as usual soon, but we are currently providing many services electronically or by phone. Most staff is working remotely to provide services.

Welcome to Growth Management

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Go Solar Grant

This grant award will be used to develop and implement an online permitting process for small scale residential and commercial rooftop solar installations around the State. Once developed, the system will be available for use by any of the County’s municipalities that choose to participate.

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Business & Economic Growth Action Plan

What can the County and the Chamber of Commerce do to be more business friendly and facilitate economic development and help foster talent, opportunity and innovation?

  • Department of Growth Management
  • Missy Daniels , Growth Management Director
  • Address :
    County Annex Building, 10 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Fl 32601


Contact Us

Growth Management Department is currently open by appointment only
and most of staff are working from home to provide essential services remotely

We encourage email communication as much as possible at this time so we can respond effectively and efficiently. We have limited staff answering phone calls but will respond to voicemail messages as quickly as possible if you have to leave a message.

New Permitting Software Effective Monday 11/9

Monday, November 9th, Alachua County will begin using a new permitting software. Emails will be sent to all registered contractors with emails on file with details about account setup. As part of the migration, the Building Department will stop accepting new building permit applications at noon on Friday, November 6. Applications may resume in the new system beginning Monday, November 9th. Requests for inspections Friday, November 6th, must be made either by 4 PM on the inspection phone line (352-374-5240) or by midnight on our Permit Tracker website on Thursday November 5th. Inspection requests for Tuesday, November 10th or later can be made in our new system beginning Monday, November 9th. No inspections will be scheduled for Monday, November 9th.


If you are expecting an email from us, please check ‘All Mail’ and ‘Spam’ in your email folder, or do a search by typing ‘Growth Management’ or '' as keyword, our emails may be placed in different folders by different email domains. If our email went to your Spam folder, please mark it as ‘not spam’ to ensure that you receive it in your 'Inbox' folder in the future.

Planning & Zoning

  • Zoning applications can be submitted electronically by emailing a Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing link to
  • All administrative zoning applications (lot splits, accessory dwellings, home-based business, etc.) can be emailed to For questions, call Holly Banner at 352-384-3184

Development Review

  • All plan review of current applications, and comment reports will continue to be provided electronically as scheduled
  • New applications will be accepted electronically for upcoming submittal deadlines at
  • Tree permits can be submitted to Development Review Staff at
  • Contact any Development Review Staff by email, or call Christine Berish at 352-384-3165

Building Permitting

  • (Update 06/03) Applications for new building permits may be submitted electronically for review. No paper application will be accepted until further notice. Virtual inspections will be used when possible, please schedule virtual inspections here. Normal Inspections may be scheduled through New Permitting Software online or by calling our offices at 352-374-5240. Any permits scheduled to expire during the declared State of Emergency will be extended at no cost to the applicant. For questions about construction projects email or call the office at 352-374-5243 (option 1)
  • Owner/builder permits may now be submitted electronically.
  • All Pre-Application Screenings can be submitted online
  • We will continue to review plans that were submitted in the office, but any revisions or other required information must be submitted by email

Code Enforcement

  • Code enforcement complaints may be submitted online or by leaving a message at 352-374-5243 (option 2)