Welcome to the Environmental Protection Department

Mission & Vision
In The Spotlight

Department Overview

The Environmental Protection Department provides natural resources protection to the citizens of Alachua County through:

  • Water and natural resources protection
  • Land conservation and management
  • Environmental planning
  • Environmental review
  • Environmental code enforcement
  • Pollution prevention
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Hazardous waste collection
  • Petroleum contamination clean up
  • Storage tank compliance inspections

Mission & Vision

EPD Mission

To foster a community ethic of responsible environmental stewardship of the land, air, water, and living resources in Alachua County.

EPD Vision

Clean water, air, land, and healthy flora and fauna will be preserved and protected in Alachua County by optimizing, not compromising, the balance between natural systems and people.

In The Spotlight

  • The Countywide Wetland Protection Code (Ordinance 2018-05) was adopted on January 23, 2018. Click HERE to view adopted ordinance and related forms. 
  • Report newly formed sinkholes or solution features by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab on upper right
  • New easy to use online Well Registration Form - Click Here









If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a program or service of the Department of Environmental Protection (EPD), please call EPD at 352-264-6800 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). Printed materials are available in alternate format upon request.


  • Environmental Protection Department
  • (352) 264-6800
    408 W. University Avenue
  • Suite 106
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
Water Resources

Natural Resources




Hazardous Materials Management


Hazardous Waste Collection


Petroleum Management




View our Performance Measures Report:
Environmental Protection Performance Measures