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Compliant Construction
Obtaining a building permit ensures that construction in the community complies with State and Local laws and codes. You are assured that your drawings, plans, and specifications will be reviewed by state certified professionals to ensure required codes are adhered to. Having qualified inspectors on-site at appropriate stages of construction also ensures code compliance. It improves the safety for the occupants of any newly constructed building as well as any future occupants.

Formal Permission
A building permit is formal permission from the County to start a construction project. The plans review, building permit, and inspection process is designed to protect the owner’s interests, as well as those of the community. Obtaining a building permit helps to ensure that all construction is safe, legal, and sound.

Legally Required
Finally, it’s the law. There are legal liabilities that you can face if you do not obtain a permit. Fines and/or work stoppages that the Building Official or the Inspectors can impose are a definite disadvantage. Additionally, unnecessary complications can arise when you later sell or refinance the property. Many lending institutions are requiring a final inspection and approval from the Building Division prior to final release of funds.

Gene Stockman
Building Official
Community Development
Building & Zoning Department
Gilchrist County, Florida
Office: (352) 463-4620
Cell: (352) 210-0411
Email: [email protected]

Brooke Hardy
Community Development
209 SE 1st Street
Trenton, FL 32693
Phone: (352) 463-3173
Fax: (352) 354-9113
Email: [email protected] 

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
352-463-3173 – Office
352-354-9113 – Fax


Gilchrist County now has Online Permitting! Our Building Department has been working tirelessly to develop an Online Permiting Portal. Thanks for visiting our page. You can find out more regarding Online Permitting on our new & improved website!

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