Media Release


Tuesday, November 6, 2007 12:00 AM

4:15 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County recently unveiled a set of web-based applications that has transformed the operations of the building permits and the building inspections processes.  In real time, they integrate the field activities of inspectors, office activities of staff, and the Automatic Telephone Request system, into a single geospatial web framework.  For the first time geographic intelligence has been added to building activities in Alachua County and real time access to the entire construction process has been made possible for anyone with an internet connection.

Builders, contractors, homeowners, and homebuyers can now monitor the entire process of construction, from start to finish, from their homes or offices, in real time.  They can view the results of plan examinations, schedule inspections, view inspection results, and identify County staff assigned to their construction site.  From twenty-five years ago to the present, anyone can create maps that are dynamically linked to the full history of building permits and inspections in Alachua County.  In addition, anyone can create maps and download reports in Excel or Text format for building activities, inspections, field entry results, and telephone messages for a specific area of the county.

Currently these new applications are processing 600 to 700 transactions per day.  The implementation of this project, in addition to enhancing services to the building community and the residents at large, has also increased the efficiency and the performance of six departments within the County.

As a proprietary vendor does not own this product and it is copyrighted by Alachua County, the County is saving upfront acquisition costs of approximately $500,000 and $50,000 per year in ongoing costs.

Following are the links to various parts of the applications.

For information and/or assistance, contact Alachua County, Growth Management Department GIS Manager Juna Papagorgji at 352-384-3180.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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