All development in The City of Gainesville needs local and state permits. Contact The City of New Gainesville’s Community Development Department at (940) 668-4799 for advice before you build, fill, place a manufactured home or otherwise develop. The zoning ordinance, flood control ordinance and the International Building Codes have special provisions regulating construction and other developments within floodplains. Without these provisions, flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) would not be available to property owners in The City of Gainesville. Any development in the floodplain without a permit is illegal; such activity can be reported to the City of Gainesville Community Development Department at (940) 668-4799.