Community Development

Our Community Development encompasses all areas of the Planning and Zoning process, the Building and Fire Safety process along with the step by step instructions that you will need to meet your needs when building or developing in beautiful Gilchrist County. The Office Staff is always available to assist you with any questions, concerns or documentation that you may need.

Please use the following email to contact the Building Department to obtain a Permit Application. You can submit your application electronically to the email below. Attachments or drawings required as part of the permit application must be submitted in person in a non-electronic format 

Electric Permit Application

Building Permit Application 

Fuel – Gas Permit Application

Mechanical HVAC Permit Application

Roofing Permit Application

Certificate of Land Use Compliance

Mobile/Manufactured Home Permit Application

Revised Temporary Use Permit for Recreation Vehicle

Contractor Registration

All inspections MUST BE scheduled by calling the recorded inspection line:
(352) 463-4171

Call or Stop by the office for Building Permits & Information! 

One Time Credit Card Authorization Form 
List of Fees & Costs 

All inspections MUST BE scheduled by calling the recorded inspection line:
(352) 463-4171


The Community Development Department
(Building and Zoning/Planning and Fire Safety)
209 SE 1st Street
Trenton, FL 32693

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

352-463-3173 – Office
352-354-9113 – Fax

Melissa Woods
Office Assistant
Office: 352-463-4616
Fax: 352-354-9113
Bob Zerbe
Building Inspector/Code Enforcement
Office: 352-463-4620
Cell: 352-210-0411
Fax: 352-354-9113 
Tara Howell
Office Assistant
Office: 352-463-4618
Fax: 352-354-9113