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


For inspection call 352-463-4171 and leave a recorded request on the automated system.


These procedures must be followed to avoid service fees or penalties.

  • Notice of Commencement must be filed at the courthouse and submitted to Building Services if the project cost is greater than $2500, before any inspections can be scheduled.
  • The Permit Card and Notice of Commencement must be posted on site.
  • The Construction Documents reviewed by Building Services must be available on site at the time of inspection and kept in good condition.
  • The permit holder must provide safe access to work being inspected and not cover or conceal components requiring inspection.
  • All construction must comply with the required set of Construction Documents, the Florida Building Code, Land Development Code and all other applicable laws.
  • A final inspection must be made after all the work required by your permit is completed. It is unlawful to occupy any building before a Certificate of Occupancy/Completion has been issued.

How to request inspections:

Request Inspection by Phone

Before calling, please make sure you have ready:

  1. your permit number
  2. the inspection needed
  3. address of job site and owner name
  4. Call the inspection line at 352-463-4171 and leave a recorded request on the automated system

Request Inspection Through Online Permit Portal

  1. Log into Permit Portal
  2. Select Permit Summary
  3. Select correct permit
  4. Select View
  5. Select edit on bottom left of page
  6. Go to inspection tab
  7. Select desired inspection, click request
  8. Select desired date
  9. Select save on bottom left of page

Inspection Results


Results can be viewed in permit portal once you have logged in and selected correct permit.

You may also call office the next business day after 12:00 PM for results.

Tara Howell
Permitting/Office Manager

Community Development
Building & Zoning Department
Gilchrist County, Florida
Phone: (352) 463-4618
Fax: (352) 354-9113
Email: permitting@gilchrist.fl.us

Community Development
Building and Zoning/Planning
209 SE 1st Street
Trenton, FL 32693

For inspection call 352-463-4171 and leave a recorded request on the automated system.



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