Building & Planning


The Building and Planning Department is responsible for providing current and long range land use planning and development services in the City of Quincy.  The Department’s staff works with land developers on a variety of projects including site plan reviews for new development and redevelopment as well as renovations.  The staff provides interpretation of the City’s land development code and is in charge of code enforcement.  The staff reviews development applications for consistency with the zoning code, the comprehensive plan and state and federal regulations and subsequently issues development permits.

Applications for business licenses, inquiries for the location of a new businesses and economic development are handled by the Building and Planning Department.  The Department provides staff services to the Planning and Development Review Board, the City Commission, the Quincy Historic Preservation Commission, and the Code Compliance Magistrate.  These functions of the Building and Planning Department are guided by a mission and visions for the City which is centered on the creation of an urban environment that is attractive and supportive of economic development and makes the City the best place to live and work.

Read our Mission & Vision Statements here.