Code of Ordinances and FAQs

The City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances  is available on-line from the Municipal Code Corporation.

See Community Resources for additional information regarding code violations.

Examples of Violations include:

Chapter 13 - Maintenance of existing buildings including, but not limited to:

  • Maintenance of interior and exterior walls, floors, windows, and exterior doors
  • Maintenance of roof
  • Stairs, porches, and appurtenances
  • Accessory buildings
  • Maintenance of water heater, heat pump (or room heater), smoke detectors
  • Maintenance of bathroom and kitchen fixtures
  • Maintenance of electrical, lighting, and plumbing systems
  • Removal or correction of hazardous conditions such as improper storage of junk, trash, debris, and/or garbage on private property, overgrown vegetation, abandoned vehicles, swimming pools, and occupancy with hazardous conditions present
  • Chapter 14.5 - Leasing, Sub-leasing, Renting, or allowing the occupancy of dwelling units zoned RSF-1, RSF-2, RSF-3, RSF-4, RC, and certain residential PD without a proper Landlord License Permit
  • Chapter 16 - Allowing Dangerous Buildings or Hazardous Lands, Perilous Lands, or Mosquito Breeding Grounds
  • Chapter 25 – Business Tax
  • Chapter 26 – Abandoned, wrecked, or non-operating vehicles on private property
  • Chapter 30 – Land Development Code including, but not limited to:
  • Residential Use Regulations such as:
  • Special use permits, Over-occupancy, off-street parking, residential leases, and home occupation permits
    • Office Use, Business and Mixed Use, Industrial Use, Special Use, and Overlay Districts
    • Environmental Management
    • Sign Regulations
    • Vision Triangles