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Plumbing Permit

  • Departments:Planning & Development
  • Divisions:City Permits
  • Phone:(217) 228-4515


Plumbing permits ensure that a licensed plumber is installing plumbing and materials as required by the Illinois State Plumbing Code.  The purpose of the Plumbing Code is to protect public health by ensuring proper drainage of waste material and to protect the potable drinking water system.


Plumbing permit applications can be obtained at the Department of Planning and Development, Inspection Office located at 706 Maine Street, 3rd Floor, City Hall Annex or you may also download the application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Plumbing Permit Application [PDF] or please use the Online Fillable PDF Form.


Unless otherwise provided, no plumbing shall be installed, replaced, modified or repaired within the limits of the city of Quincy or within the contiguous territory within one and one-half (1 1/2) miles beyond the corporate limits unless a permit therefore is first obtained from the Plumbing Inspector.

Review of Application and Plans:
The Plumbing Inspector will review the submitted material for compliance with the State Plumbing Code.  The City's  Inspection Office can usually complete its review and notify the applicant within 3 to 5 working days upon receipt of a completed application.  If the application and plans comply with the Plumbing Code, a plumbing permit will be issued.

Permit Fee Schedule:
The cost of a plumbing permit is determined by the number of fixture openings.

 Up to 2 fixtures
 3+ fixtures, each
 Backflow Protection Device
 Water Heater Replacement
 Water Service Installation or Repair
 Sewer Service Installation or Repair


Inspection Sequence
    1. Underground (no underground piping shall be covered until inspected) 
    2. Rough-in (plumbing must not be concealed until it is inspected) 
    3. Final  (inspection after plumbing fixtures are set and plumbing is completed)

For More Information:
Bing Lammers, Plumbing Inspector
City Hall Annex - 706 Maine Street
Quincy, Illinois  6230l

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