OFFICES ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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.




Alachua County is using a new permitting/PAS software now. This software provides a Search/Report function, you can search for permit information and also get a report of different type of permits. Please read the instruction on how to search and get a report

Please note that Permit Tracker is still available at the moment but it has not been updated since 11/6/2020, if you are looking for permits that were applied before 11/6/2020, you can still use Permit Tracker, if you are looking for permits that were applied after 11/6/2020, please use our new software.


Building Permit Tracker

Track detailed Building Permits info from 1979 to this minute. View comments from plan examiners and inspectors in real time, as they are entered into the system via phone or computer. Search by:

  • Permit Number
  • Parcel Number (example: 14557-000-000)
  • Address (example: 220 S Main St)
  • Owner or Applicant Name (example: John Smith)

When using the Advanced Search option, enter either a Permit #, Parcel #, Name, or an Address.
Using multiple search fields (e.g. entering a Permit # AND Parcel #) may hinder search results.


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.

Alachua County has migrated all existing online permitting and code complaint systems to our new online software, Citizenserve, as of March 22, 2021. Access to these services is now at http://www.citizenserve.com/alachuacounty and additional information for building permitting, pre-application screening and code enforcement can be found at the links below.



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 'alachuacounty.us' 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 jhays@alachuacounty.us
  • All administrative zoning applications (lot splits, accessory dwellings, home-based business, etc.) can be emailed to hbanner@alachuacounty.us. 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 developmentreview@alachuacounty.us
  • Tree permits can be submitted to Development Review Staff at treepermit@alachuacounty.us
  • 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 building@alachuacounty.us or call the office at 352-374-5243 (option 1)
  • Owner/builder permits may now be submitted electronically. To set up an e-permit account send an email with your name, address, and two contact numbers to hbanner@alachuacounty.us
  • 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)

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