Permits & Zoning

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  • Building Requirements

The Permits and Zoning Department performs a variety of services intended to protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment. The following information is intended to be an informative guideline only and not to modify any Federal or State laws or City ordinances. Where circumstances of a particular job differ from these procedures, the decision of the Building Department will prevail.

Building Codes*


All Federal, State and local requirements are applicable to projects constructed within the City's jurisdiction whether specifically listed or not. The City of Quinlan has adopted the following codes regulating building construction:

2009 International Building Code
2009 International Residential Code 
2009 International Fire Code
2009 International Plumbing Code
2009 International Mechanical Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2011 National Electrical Code
City of Quinlan Code of Ordinance for local amendments

*New Codes October 1, 2022


The City of Quinlan has adopted the following new codes regulating building construction, effective 10-1-2022:

2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code 
2018 International Fire Code
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
2018 International Existing Building Code
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2017 National Electrical Code
2018 International Property Maintenance Code