Charter, Code of Ordinances and Unified Land Development Code
The City of Gainesville was chartered November 30, 1821. The Charter defines the City's form of government and its powers. The most current Charter was approved by Governor Deal on April 11, 2012.
Ordinances are written statutes, rules, and regulations. They can be repealed or amended upon passage of another ordinance. Many ordinances are codified, i.e., compiled into one formal document, for reference purposes. The abandonment, annexation, zoning and/or rezoning of defined tracts of property are not codified.
The Charter and all codified ordinances are available utilizing the link to the City Code shown on this page. This information is updated on a quarterly basis.
The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining the Charter, all ordinances and the official Code of Ordinances for the City of Gainesville.