Community & Economic Development

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The Gainesville Community & Economic Development Department serves as a liaison between the public and city government, and is comprised of four separate divisions.

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Which projects require a permit and the process

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Code Enforcement

Report code violations and find ordinance descriptions

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Planning & Zoning

Rezoning, annexation and variance applications

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Community Home Investment Program (CHIP)

Davis Street Cottages is a collection of five cottages constructed using CHIP. This program and several others are administered through the Housing Division with an objective to benefit low- and moderate-income persons and meet community needs.

More Housing Programs



New Construction Activity Map

The Planning Division has developed an interactive map with the current new construction activities within City limits. These projects include everything from parking decks to apartments to businesses.

View the interactive map.

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Garner-Hulsey House

Green Street is one of Gainesville's gems and demonstrates the City's commitment to protecting historic resources. Gainesville has received its Certified Local Government (CLG) Certification which promotes historic preservation at a grassroots level and recognizes a local government's best practices.

Historic Preservation Information


Code Enforcement Division

Code Enforcement's mission is to enforce the ordinances of the City of Gainesville fairly and equitably through administrative, inspection and regulatory procedures.

Housing and Neighborhood Development Division

The Housing and Neighborhood Development Division provides assistance through several programs.

Building Inspection Services Division

The primary mission of the Building Inspection Services Division is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people by ensuring a safe building environment.

Planning Division

The Planning Division serves the community by assisting citizens with all aspects of land development, including GIS information, mapping, zoning, reviewing surveys and plans for new development.