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City of Alachua Permits

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In the city of Alachua you are required to have a Permit for the following License.

Additional Permit Documents

  • Same day Permit Application: Permit expires 180 days for date of issue
  • Permit Refund Request Plans review and zone comliance fees are non-refundable
  • Permit Extension Request : The city allows up to a 90 day extension
  • Prerequisite for Owner/Builder Permitting
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit
    • Worker’s Compensation (for workers injured on the job)
    • Social Security Tax (must be deducted from the employee’s as well) Unemployment Compensation (may or may not be required)
    • Liability Coverage
    • Federal Withholding Tax
  • Generally, when any owner, authorized agent, or contractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, a permit is required. When purchasing a home or property, it is in your best interest to ensure that all structures have been properly permitted. You are legally responsible for any unpermitted structures. Use our Permit Search to verify that the structures on your property have a valid permit.

    Fees for Permitting

    Building permit applicants electing to use a private provider for building permit plan review shall be charged at 50% of the normal plan review fee. Applicants electing to use a private provider for building inspections shall be charged at 50% of the normal building permit fee. Applicants using a private provider for both plan review and inspections are eligible for the 50% reduction on both the plan review fee and the permit fee Fees for permits

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    • Status
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