Code Administration

Mission Statement: We enhance the quality of life by improving the health, safety, and welfare of our community, by assisting all who live, work, or visit Alachua County.

Vision Statement: Our goal is to provide highly trained personnel who will work closely with our citizens and cities to enforce Florida Statute 162 and local codes to achieve voluntary compliance. We will administer fair and unbiased treatment to the citizens of Alachua County, and work in partnership with our community to provide timely responses in order to promote a healthy environment.

Please Note: The Residential Rental Permitting Program has been repealed. All permit fee refunds have been processed and are being mailed out. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Special Magistrate Hearing

The next Special Magistrate hearing is on 06/06​/2024.
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Code Administration Process

1. Receive a complaint ‐ all citizens wishing to file a complaint, are required to provide their name and address, per FSS 162.

2. Inspect the property ‐ a code officer will inspect the property, and if there is a violation, a Notice of Violation (NOV) will be sent to the owner of the property. This NOV states that a complaint has been filed and describes the nature of the complaint, as well as a timeline to come into compliance. This is an opportunity for the property owner to contact Code Administration, to discuss the violation (s) and how to correct them.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

3. Possible Special Magistrate Hearing ‐ If the property owner does not comply within the time specified in the NOV, the case will be heard by the Code Administration Special Magistrate. If the Special Magistrate adjudicates the property owner guilty of the violation, and the property owner does not come into compliance within the specified timeframe, the Special Magistrate may access fines up to $1,000 per day for the first offense(s), and up to $5,000 per day for a repeat violation. Failure to comply with the Special Magistrate’s legal order, may result in further fines, liens or foreclosures.

Contact Us

Monday-Friday
8:30am-4:30pm

(352) 374-5238

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Codes@alachuacounty.us

Greta Moreau
Code Administration Interim Director

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