Welcome to the Environmental Protection Department

Mission & Vision
In The Spotlight


Due to the high frequency of staff in the field and engagements away from the office, we strongly recommend that you contact us and set up an appointment before visiting our office. Our regular business hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. To set up an appointment, please contact us at (352) 264-6800 or online at EPD-Reception@alachuacounty.us.

Department Overview

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

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

Mission & Vision

EPD Mission

To support a community ethic of environmental resiliency and responsible environmental stewardship of the water, air, 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
    14 NE First Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
Water Resources

Natural Resources




Hazardous Materials Management


Petroleum Management




View our Performance Measures Report:
Environmental Protection Performance Measures

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