Alachua County Building Division
Building Permit and Inspection Utilization Report FY20-21



         A local government entity may provide a schedule of reasonable inspection fees in order to defer the costs of inspection and enforcement of the Florida Building Code. The local government entity's fees must be used solely for carrying out that local government entity's responsibilities in enforcing the Florida Building Code. Pursuant to Florida Statute 553.80, by Dec. 31 of each year, the governing body of a local government that provides a schedule of fees shall create a building permit and inspection utilization report and post the report on its website.

         The County’s fiscal year begins on Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30. The below information is derived between that the respective fiscal year. The information provided below has been derived from relevant information available from the most recently completed financial audit.



Direct and Indirect Cost incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building code:

Personnel service costs, including salary and related employees benefit costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building code: $1,524,525.44

Operating expenditures and expenses: $590,487.57

Permit and Inspection Utilization Information:

Number of building permit applications submitted: 8,684

Number of building permits issued or approved: 7,851

Number of building inspections and reinspections requested: 29,869

Number of building inspections and reinspections conducted: 29,710

Number of building inspections conducted by a private provider: 58

Number of audits conducted by the local government of private provider building inspections: 0

Number of personnel dedicated by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code, issue building permits, and conduct inspections: 22.5

Revenue Information:

Revenue derived from fees pursuant to paragraph (a): $2,057,199.03

Revenue derived from fines pursuant to paragraph (a): $0

When applicable, investment earnings from the local government's investment of revenue derived from fees and fines pursuant to paragraph (a): $6,306.19

Balances carried forward by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a): $0

Balances refunded by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a): $0

Revenue derived from other sources, including local government general revenue: $0







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