Quincy has two full-time employees in the Building Department. A Building Official and a Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer. The Building Department handles all inspections and code enforcement issues. You can find the Building Department in the Public Services Building located at 115 1st Avenue SW. Beginning August 23, 2016, the hours for the Public Services Building will be Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
WORK EXEMPT FROM BUILDING PERMITS: One story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet. Fences not over 6 feet. Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II or III-A liquids. Platforms, walks and driveways not more than 30 inches above grade and not over any basement or story below. Painting, papering and similar finish work. Temporary stage sets. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall of Group R, Division 3, and Group U Occupancies when projecting not more than 54 inches. Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R, Division 3 Occupancy in which the pool walls are entirely above the adjacent grade and if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons.
Carl Worley, Building Official
WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR A BUILDING PERMIT?
Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made.
Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by legal description, street address or similar description that will readily identify and definitely locate the proposed building or work.
Indicate the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.
Be accompanied by construction documents, specifications and other data as required in Section 106 of the International Residential Code (IRC).
State the valuation of any new building or structure or any addition, remodeling or alteration to an existing building.
Be signed by the applicant, or the applicant’s authorized agent.
Give such other data and information as may be required by the building official.
KNOW YOUR ZONING!
If you plan to build, it is important that you know what land use zone you are in before you start the process. Each zone has specific restrictions and requirements which must be followed. Zone verification should be your first step in any construction project you are planning. Land Use Zoning Application and Development Applications are available online.
To the left is a zoning map of the City of Quincy. Please click on it to view a larger version. It is currently in the process of being updated so if you need clarification please contact the Building Official.
|Building Official: Carl Worley|
|Phone: 509.787.3523 ext 255|
|Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer: Tim Moore|
|Phone: 509.787.3523 ext 257|
|Secretary/Receptionist: Nancy Miller|
|Phone: 509.787.3523 ext 253|
|Secretary/Receptionist: Jennifer Keenon|
|Phone: 509.787.3523 ext 254|