***Please call the Building Department for Snow Load information before filling out applications***
Date: April 19, 2022
Subject: Permit Center Days of Operation
Since the end of the Beckwourth and Dixie fires, the permit center at 555 Main Street, Quincy has experienced historic levels of phone calls, records requests, emails, and front counter activity creating a reduction of time being applied to permit intake and issuance. To give staff additional time to process either incoming or outgoing permit submittals without interruptions, it has become necessary to adjust our office hours. Beginning on May 6, 2022, the Planning and Building offices will be closed to the public on Fridays of every week until further notice. Staff will still be working those days to process permit applications. Building inspections will still be done on Fridays and the drop boxes are still available in Chester and Quincy. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for members of the public wishing to contact the Planning or Building Departments, but after much consideration, staff felt this would be the best short-term solution to prevent a growing backlog. Voice mails and emails sent on Fridays will be returned the following workweek during open office hours. Adding staff was considered, but the time it takes for one staff member to train a new staff member is lost productivity time, which under current conditions only adds to creating a backlog. There has also been great difficulty finding qualified applicants, which is an ongoing issue all employers within the County have been dealing with.
Thank you for your consideration.
BEGINNING AUGUST 1ST INSPECTION COVERAGE WILL BE GOING BACK TO A FIVE-DAY SCHEDULE FOR ALL AREAS OF THE COUNTY. INSPECTIONS CAN BE SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY EXCLUDING COUNTY HOLIDAYS.
CONTACT THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT FOR ANY INSPECTIONS THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE DONE BY THE PHOTO INSPECTION POLICY BEFORE COVERING ANY WORK REQUIRING INSPECTION.
What We Do:
Our department is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service, plan review, and inspection services to the building public with fairness, integrity, and professionalism.
Days of Operation:
The Plumas County Building Department is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Closed to the Public on Fridays and closed on County Holidays.
All Areas of the County
Areas of Bucks Lake and LaPorte may not be accessible for inspections in winter months and the need for inspections should be completed before the Plumas County Public Works Department closes the road to those areas.
Beginning January 1, 2019, the 2019 California Building Codes are in effect. For an online view, click here to view the codes. Note: These views are read-only, no copying or search functions are available.
The below-listed inspections can be "inspected" by the use of photographs, but you must contact the Building Department for prior approval to use this option.
- Bond-beam for one-story, "simple" CMU foundation systems (no hold-downs or special bolting or hardware required). Call the Building Department if you have questions.
- Ice dam flashing.
- Sheetrock nailing.
Inspection requests must be received by no later than 3 PM of the working day before the requested inspections. Inspection requests left over the weekend will be scheduled for the following Tuesday. Inspection requests left over a holiday will be scheduled the second day after the County holiday.
Our 24/7 inspection request message phone line: (530) 283-6001
Department Mainline - (530) 283-7011
All inspections are subject to change due to the availability of personnel, weather, or unsafe road conditions.
To confirm your inspection request has been received and correctly scheduled, the schedule may be viewed in our Google Calendar.
Generally, by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the inspection, the inspector's estimated time of arrival is noted on the website inspection schedule. This is an estimated time only. Road delays, vehicle maintenance problems, and other unanticipated issues can delay or accelerate the inspector's arrival.
Drop Boxes available in Chester and Quincy
An after-hours drop box for permit and plan submittal is conveniently located in front of the Chester Civic Complex and Quincy Building Department Office. The Chester Civic Complex drop box is picked up only on the days when an inspector is in the area and has been notified there is a submittal.
Furnace (HVAC)"Change-Outs" require permits and duct sealing testing. read more...
If My Property is Not within a Fire Protection District. What does That Mean?
Eave Vents: State Fire Marshall approved Eave Vents and Exterior Materials Guide Book.
Fire Sprinklers: Residential Fire Sprinkler Checklist. This list will assist you in ensuring your new residential building permit application is complete; minimizing delays through the plan check process. Click on the link above or go to our Residential Fire Sprinkler page.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: As of July 1, 2011, are now required in ALL Existing Dwellings and Dwelling Units. FAQs answered by the State Fire Marshall. Read more
New Dwellings and Alterations to be installed per C.R.C. 315 Read more. We can now accept credit or debit card payments for your building permit.
With GovPayNet you can pay for your building permit with your credit or debit card at the counter or you can pay 24/7 online. The transaction is Safe and secure and GovPayNet emails you a receipt for your records.
Go to: Gov Pay
Follow the on-screen instructions.
GovPayNet charges a service fee which is calculated based on your permit fee.