Land Development Regulations

The 2011-2030 Alachua County Comprehensive Plan went into effect on July 22, 2011.  As a result of the new Comprehensive plan, updates to the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) were adopted by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners on October 9, 2012.

The Natural Resources staff ensures that new and existing developments are compliant with natural and historic resources protection requirements found in Chapter 406 (ULDC), and select articles of Chapters 405 and 407, ULDC.

Interested residents can access maps and other geographic information for properties within Alachua County by visiting the following websites:

Department of Growth Management GIS Services

Property Appraiser's GIS Service Center

WARNING: These map viewers and the spatial data they contain are intended for informational purposes only.   For maps depicting natural resources, such as wetlands, the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department cautions users that the locations shown are only approximate, and the absence of features does not, in itself, guarantee that resources are not present.  When in doubt, contact a natural resources staff person to schedule an appointment. 

  • Article 2:
    Trees and Native

  • Article 3:
    Significant Plant and Wildlife Habitat

  • Article 4:
    Listed Plant and Animal Species Habitat

  • Article 5:
    Strategic Ecosystems

  • Article 6:
    Surface Waters and Wetlands

  • Article 16:
    Significant Geologic Features

Natural Resources staff also reviews proposals for compliance with the following articles outside of Chapter 406:

Chapter 405, Article 4 - Cross Creek Village Special Area Study
Chapter 405, Article 5 - Idylwild / Serenola Special Area Study
Chapter 405, Article 8 - Preservation Buffer Overlay District
Chapter 407, Article 5 - Open Space

Do not hesitate to contact any Natural Resources staff members for clarification on these requirements.

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