Welcome to Growth Management
Growth Management is the creation and implementation of policies that influence the type, the amount, the timing and the location of new development in order to promote a sustainable, vibrant and equitable community. It also addresses who will provide new services and facilities and how they will be paid for. Effective growth management is a continuous process of evaluating results, anticipating trends and updating goals and methods to manage desired and expected growth.
Get a birds eye view of the Department of Growth Management and learn how all of our staff work together to implement the communities vision for quality of life and a sustainable community that promotes economic opportunity, protection of natural resources, and social equity in the interest of the health, safety and welfare of the public.
The mission of the Building Department is to create and maintain a safe and healthy community by keeping our homes, offices and other buildings safe for public use.
Code Enforcement enhances the quality of life of county residents by assisting owners of property in non-compliance with the Land Development Code, including zoning & subdivision regulations, as well as sign, tree and other county ordinances, to come into compliance. Watch a video on the importance of Code Enforcement
The Comprehensive Plan consists of reinforcing strategies throughout the Plan’s 15 Elements, including new Energy and Community Health Elements, to achieve the community’s vision in the areas of land use, transportation, housing, energy, health, economic development, and resource protection.
We review all Development Plans and Plats to assure that only the highest quality developments are built, consistent with our community's vision for a sustainable, livable, vibrant community.
Development Services implements the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code (ULDC) by working with residents, businesses, property owners, and developers on a daily basis in the administration of Development applications.
GIS Services provides innovative location based technology solutions to support the operations of the Department and the County as a whole. Services include technology planning, web application development, gis analysis and mapping services.
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.
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
- Steve Lachnicht , Growth Management Director
County Annex Building, 10 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Fl 32601
Planning & Development:
Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Building, Code Enforcement & Zoning Administration
Mon-Thurs 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm