Building Inspection


The Building Inspection Department is responsible for issuing building permits, performing inspections, and providing plan review for all new and remodeled construction performed in the City of Gainesville.

Location and Hours

We are located on the first floor of Thomas Center City Offices (Building B) – 306 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

Office hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm




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GNV Next - "Day in the Life" of Inspector

On GNV Next's Episode 3, Keifer Calkins, Chief Building & Fire Inspector, shares a day in the life of an inspector.

Building Official Recipient of BANCF Award

December 8th, 2017, Building Official, John Freeland, received an Individual President Award from the Builder's Association of North Central Florida (BANCF) for leading the City of Gainesville's Building Division in becoming more responsive, customer-focused, and by drastically reducing the permit issuance time.

New Codes to go into Effect December 31st, 2017

Effective December 31st, 2017, the State of Florida will begin enforcing the sixth edition of the Florida Building Code and the sixth edition of the Florida Fire Prevention Code.

Plans Examiner Customer Walk-in Hours

To better assist our customers, Plans Examiners will have customer walk-in hours daily, Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to come in during that time to ask questions or discuss details about your projects.

Building Inspection

Department Head:
John Freeland
Phone: 352-334-5050
Fax: 352-334-2207
P.O. Box 490
Station 9