The City of Quincy recognizes the vital importance of preserving a high quality of life throughout the community and has adopted local codes and ordinances that govern the proper use and maintenance of private properties. The Office of Inspection monitors and ensures compliance with these codes and ordinances. This includes overgrown lots or yards, accumulation of garbage and litter on private property, inoperable or abandoned vehicles on private property, maintenance of structures, illegal signs, and anything else that may affect the quality of life within the boundaries of the City. Through these efforts, the City of Quincy aims to ward off neighborhood blight and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens. The Office of Inspection responds to concerns on a complaint basis about violations from citizens, other City Departments, and outside agencies.