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. In order to give staff additional time to process either incoming or outgoing permit submittals without interruption, 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 or Quincy. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for members of the pubic 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, that 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 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PHOTO INSPECTION POLICY PRIOR TO 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:
All Areas of the County
Areas of Bucks Lake and La Porte 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 roads to those areas.
Beginning January 1, 2020 the 2019 California Building Codes are in effect. For an online view: Codes Note: These views are read only, no copying or search functions are available.
The below-listed inspections will be "inspected" by the use of photographs only, emailed to the department for approval. See our website for more details explaining the inspection procedure.
- Bond-beam for one-story, "simple" CMU foundation systems (No holdowns or special bolting or hardware required). Call 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 prior to the requested inspection.
Our 24/7 inspection request message phone line: 530-283-6001.
Department Main line - Business Hours 530-283-7011
All Inspections are subject to change due to availability of personnel, weather, or unsafe road conditions.
To confirm your inspection request has been received and correctly scheduled, the schedule may be viewed at our Google Calendar
Generally by 8:30 am of day of the inspection, the inspectors’ estimated time of arrival is noted on the website inspection schedule. This is as estimated time only: road delays, vehicle mechanical 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 insuring 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 payment 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.