City of Gainesville - Public Facilities Landscaping Ordinances

May 26, 2023


The City of Gainesville requires the design process for buildings within its public services and operations (PS) district to take into consideration current and future solar access. In addition, trees that are required by landscaping ordinances may be relocated if they conflict with planned solar energy generation. Other regulated trees may be removed if they prevent reasonable development of the site, including the installation of solar energy equipment.



Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Access Policy
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics


Name: City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances 30-4.22
Date Enacted: 3/5/1990
Name: City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances 30-8.3 et seq.


Name: Gainesville Regional Utilities
Address: 301 SE 4th Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.