County Employees are working remotely to provide service

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 offices are closed until Monday, April 13th
(unless circumstances warrant an extension) and employees 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.

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

  • The 4/2 Development Review Committee hearing has been cancelled
  • 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

  • Issuance of all new building permits is suspended until Alachua County Emergency Order 2020-09 (Stay at Home Order) has been lifted, except for those required for construction related to this public health emergency. Applications for new building permits may be submitted electronically for review, but no new permits will be issued. Inspections for ongoing projects are possible, subject to certain restrictions, including the use of virtual inspections. All inspections must be scheduled by calling our offices at 352-374-5240. Any permits that expire during this time will be extended at no cost to the applicant. For emergency repairs or questions about ongoing construction projects email or call the office at 352-374-5243 (option 1)
  • We have updated our current e-permit system to accept all permit types – no paper applications will be accepted until further notice
  • No owner/builder permit applications can be accepted at this time due to statutory requirement to appear in person and sign the required disclosure statement
  • 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

  • The 4/2 Code Enforcement Board hearing has been cancelled
  • The 4/16 Code Enforcement Special Magistrate hearing has been cancelled
  • All Code Enforcement inspections unrelated to Amended Emergency Order 2020-09 for Alachua County are suspended until the Emergency Order is lifted.
  • Code enforcement complaints may be submitted online or by leaving a message at 352-374-5243 (option 2)