In order to start a new warehouse installation project, you legally need to obtain proper building permits to move forward with your project. Permits can be a tedious and complicated process, especially for those who are unfamiliar with city codes and regulations. Having a building permits specialist to guide you through the process will ensure that all of your racking is installed legally and safely in your warehouse.
Questions About Obtaining Building Permits:
If you’ve never had to obtain building permits for a project before, it’s important to understand what you need before you start trying to obtain permits. The following are common basic questions about permits that will give an overview of what the process looks like.
When do you need permits for your pallet racks?
BEFORE you start your project. Depending on what’s being installed, you will need city and fire permits to make sure everything in your warehouse is up to code. You could risk fines, and potential for suspension or even revoking of your business license if they city comes in and you don’t have proper permits and aren’t following required fire and safety codes.
What do you need to apply for a racking permit?
- Structural engineering calculations
- Detailed Manufacturer Drawings
- Certified engineering for the material.
- Floor plans
- Site plans
Why Can’t I Obtain Pallet Rack Permits On My Own?
- Permit submittal requires a seal of approval by a State Certified engineer.
- A State Licensed Contractor must be responsible for the plans unless the building owner doing the project.
What if I want to relocate my already permitted material?
Permits are only valid for the location in which you obtained them. If you’re moving to a different city, the material must get approved and permitted in its new location.
QMH Permit Specialists are Here to Help
At QMH, we want ensure things are done the right way, and work as your business partner to assist you with your permit needs. Our permits department and our team of warehouse solution professionals is here to help you obtain permits for your warehouse installation. We’ve worked with dozens of cities on many different permit projects since we’ve been in business since 1991, and have even conducted projects for the cities themselves. We offer multiple permit packages and extensive knowledge on permits and building codes that you will need for your project.
At QMH, we want ensure things are done the right way, and work as your business partner to assist you with your permit needs. We offer multiple permit packages and extensive knowledge on permits and building codes that you will need for your project.
We offer packages for both High Pile & City Building Permits:
High Pile Permits Package:
Site, floor, roof and ventilation plan
Sprinkler specifications and product commodity classification
In-rack sprinkler system (optional)
City Permits Package (provided by state-licensed structural engineer)
Detailed rack engineering
CAD floor plan
Contact 800-404-RACK today to learn more about how we can help you with permits!
Our full-service team of professionals is here to help you with every step of your warehouse project from A-Z.