Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the City of Gainesville, Florida's official website. The website and associated systems are provided as a service to our customers. By accessing and/or using this site, or information, materials and data contained within this site, the user hereby agrees to accept the following terms and conditions:

Legal Disclaimer

The City of Gainesville presents the information on this website as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time it is posted, but due to the changing nature of the information the accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Website visitors are encouraged to consult with City of Gainesville officials and employees to confirm the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of the information posted on the website. The City of Gainesville shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained on the website.

Cookies and Other Tracking Devices

Some interactive or dynamic applications on the City Of Gainesville website use session cookies (tokens that remain active only until a browser session is closed). These applications will not work as expected by the user without such cookies. We may use cookies and other tracking devices on our websites to allow us to measure site activity in aggregate, not on the individual level. No cookie information is collected nor stored by City Of Gainesville government. Traffic to this site is logged for statistical purposes so that we may better understand where visitors are going on our site and so that we might better predict trends in usage, but none of these measures puts your identity or surfing habits at risk. These analyses simply assist us in providing the best service possible. Browsers can be set to reject cookies and still have access to all of the City Of Gainesville web pages, with the exception of those few interactive or dynamic applications that require cookies for proper operation. Refer to the Help information in your particular browser software for instructions on how to enable or disable cookies.

Links to Outside Websites

This site may contain links to third party sites not controlled by The City of Gainesville, which therefore are not covered by this privacy statement. We recommend that you check the privacy statement of other sites you visit before providing any personal information. In addition, the City Of Gainesville cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by linked sites. Linking to a website does not constitute an endorsement by the City of Gainesville or any of its employees of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site.

E-Mail Addresses

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Privacy Inquiries

If you have concerns or questions regarding the City of Gainesville's consumer privacy practices, please forward them to our Communications Office at gainesvillepio@gainesvillefl.gov.

Changes to Privacy Statement

The City of Gainesville retains the right to change this privacy statement.


Transactions dealing with personal/private data is encrypted at the industry norm 128-bit SSL level.

Online Transactions

The City of Gainesville currently allows online payment of fines for your convenience. Any information submitted online for these activities is subject to the same safeguards as if you had engaged in these activities in person rather than over the Internet.

Sale of Data

We do not sell data for direct mail or advertising purposes.

Other Websites

This site contains links to other sites. The City of Gainesville is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites, which include, but are not limited to: www.municode.com, www.paypal.com, www.visitgainesville.com, www.daystar.com, www.elocallink.tv and local non-profit / government organizations.