Do You Need a Building Permit?
Many repairs around your home will require a building permit which you can obtain from the Alachua County Office of Code Enforcement, Building Inspection Division, or your local Building Department if you reside within a municipality.
EPD staff generally only review building permits associated with exterior activities to ensure that the project and the property are in compliance with the Alachua County Land Development Regulations Code related to natural resources.
The Building Department of the Growth Management Department administers building permits. Each building permit request undergoes a pre-application screening (PAS). At this stage of the process, NR staff reviews the request to ensure that the project and the property are in compliance with land development regulations, and inform the property owner of any code requirements related to protection of the resources on their property.
Click here to check if your pre-preapplication screening (PAS) has been approved by Environmental Protection (EPD) and Public Works (PW).
If you have specific questions related to environmental resources on your property, contact a Natural Resources staff member at 352-264-6800.
For general building permit questions, please visit the Building Department website where you can find contact information and answers to general questions, or call 352-374-5243.
Resources to help you complete the building permit process:
1. Sample site plan
2. Building permit application and forms (Growth Management website)