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 They can be repealed or amended upon passage of another ordinance.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. Ordinances that abandon, annex, zone or rezone defined tracts of property are not codified. The same is true for ordinances that levy taxes, i.e., set the millage rate.
The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining the Charter, the Code of Ordinances and the Unified Land Development Code for the City of Gainesville. Use the link below to view this information and ordinances awaiting codification.