Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division's vision is to be a department recognized as dedicated to excellence and innovation, as experts in our profession who continuously strive to improve our services and ourselves.  The Code Enforcement Division enforces:

  • Housing and Commercial Building Codes (Chapter 13)
  • Landlord License Codes (Chapter 14.5)
  • Nuisance Codes (Chapter 16)
  • Abandoned Vehicles on private property (Chapter 26)
  • Land Development Code (Chapter 30)
  • Graffiti (Chapter 13)

The City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances are maintained online via Municode.com

 

 

Yard Parking Exemptions 

DAY 

DATE 

EVENT 

SAT 

August 31, 2013 

Toledo Rockets* 

SAT 

September 21, 2013 

Tennessee Volunteers* 

SAT 

October 5, 2013 

Arkansas Razorbacks* 

FRI 

November 8, 2013 

Homecoming (HC) 

SAT 

November 9, 2013  

Vanderbilt Commodores* (HC) 

SAT 

November 23, 2013 

Georgia Southern Eagles* 

SAT 

November 30, 2013 

Florida State Seminoles* 

SAT 

November 17, 2013 

Jacksonville State* 

FRI - SAT 

December 13 - 14, 2013 

Fall Commencement Ceremonies 

SAT 

April 5, 2014 

Orange & Blue Game* 

FRI - SUN 

MAY2 - 4, 2014 

Spring Commencement Ceremonies 

SAT 

August 9, 2014 

Summer Commencement Ceremonies 

 

(* - Football) 

 
     

 

Game Day Parking - The City Commission has changed the methodology by which we regulate game day parking. For the 2013 Football Season, the City will not be issuing a business tax receipt for game day parking. Changes may be effective for the 2014 Football Season. Updates will be posted as they are received. For questions regarding this matter, please contact the City of Gainesville Code Enforcement Division at (352) 334-5030.

 

Chicken Keeping

Effective November 21, 2013, Sec.30-124, the keeping of chickens is allowed by right as an accessory use to any single-family dwelling in the following residential zone districts:  RSF-1, RSF-2, RSF-3, RSF-4, and RC; subject to the following conditions:

  1. No more than ten (10) chickens are allowed;
  2. Roosters of any age (and generally characterized by an ability to crow) and any other crowing chickens are prohibited;
  3. Chickens shall at all times be kept in the rear yard in either a fenced area or covered enclosure;
  4. Covered enclosures shall meet the setback requirements for an accessory structure in the applicable zoning district;
  5. Feed shall be kept in rodent-proof and raccoon-proof enclosed containers;
  6. The area in which the chickens are kept shall be maintained in a sanitary condition, including the regular removal of chicken manure;
  7. Odors from chicken-keeping shall not be detectable at property boundaries, and
  8. Chicken products and/or by-products shall not be sold on the property.

Code Enforcement

Department Head:
Chris Cooper
Contact:
Phone: 352-334-5030
Fax: 352-334-2239
codes@cityofgainesville.org
Address:
P.O. Box 490
Station 10A
32627-0490
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