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Code Enforcement

The vision of the City of Gainesville Code Enforcement Division is to be a department recognized as dedicated to excellence and innovation, as experts in our profession who continuously strive to improve our services and ourselves.

What We Do:                                                               Office Hours:
Code Enforcement is responsible for:                                 Administrative Office -
     Housing and Commercial Building Codes (Chapter 13)        Monday through Thursday,    
     Landlord License Codes (Chapter 14.5)                           7 AM - 6 PM
     Nuisance Codes (Chapter 16)                                      Field Services -
     Abandoned Vehicles on private property (Chapter 26)       Monday through Friday,     

     Land Development Code (Chapter 30).                            7 AM - 6 PM

Click the following for information on:                                   
Landlord License Permits                                             
Special Event Permits
Home Occupation Permits
Extension of Time Request Form
Report A Violation:
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The City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances are maintained online via the Municode website.

Yard Parking Exemptions:
The following events are approved exemptions from yard parking requirements as authorized by Section 30-56 (c) (4) (h) of the Gainesville Code of Ordinance for school year 2013-2014:

Yard Parking Exemptions
SAT August 31, 2013 Toledo Rockets*
SAT September 21, 2013 Tennessee Volunteers*
SAT October 5, 2013 Arkansas Razorbacks*
FRI November 8, 2013 Homecoming (HC)
SAT November 9, 2013 Vanderbilt Commodores* (HC)
SAT November 23, 2013 Georgia Southern Eagles*
SAT November 30, 2013 Florida State Seminoles*
FRI - SAT December 13 - 14, 2013 Fall Commencement Ceremonies
SAT April 5, 2014 Orange & Blue Game*
FRI - SUN MAY 2 - 4, 2014 Spring Commencement Ceremonies
 SAT August 9, 2014 Summer Commencement Ceremonies
(* - Football)
Note: Staff has been provided the flexibility to bring forward additional dates should the need dictate and the character of the event be common to those described as exempt by the ordinance.  

Game Day Parking - The City Commission has changed the methodology by which we regulate game day parking. For the 2013 Football Season, the City will not be issuing a business tax receipt for game day parking...  Changes may be effective for the 2014 Football Season... Updates will be posted as they are received. For questions regarding this matter, please contact the City of Gainesville Code Enforcement Division at (352) 334-5030. 

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Check for Existing or Previous Cases:

To find out if a case has been issued for an address, or to follow a case, feel free to check the
Public Access Portal 

Spend a Day or an Hour with a Code Enforcement Officer:
Would you like to know what a Code Enforcement Officer does? Here's your chance for a firsthand experience… For details call (352) 334-5030.
Service Contact  
Thomas Center "B" Room 130

306 NE 6th Avenue,
Gainesville, FL  32601

Mailing Address:
PO Box 490, 10A
Gainesville, FL 32627-0490
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