Building/Community Development

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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 above. Attachments or drawings required as part of the permit application must be submitted in person in a non-electronic format

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
Building Official/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