Lee County Permitting Increases

Lee County Permitting Increases

Lee County PermittingOverall, during December 2017 Lee County permitting increased for the 4th quarter.  In December, contractors pulled 126 permits to build single-family houses worth approximately $24.2 million in unincorporated Lee County. And, this is an increase over November when 119 permits were issued and 85 permits issued in December 2016, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also, during December, 14 multi-family units were permitted, compared with four in November and 12 in December 2016. For the year 2017, Lee County issued 1,542 single-family permits, compared to 1,171 in 2016. Permits were issued for 772 multi-family units in 2017, compared to 333 the previous year. The permitted value of all new single- and multi-family dwellings built in 2017 is estimated at $418.8 million.

Additionally, general commercial activity was valued at $19.5 million for 16 permits, compared with $18.3 million in November and $4.1 million in December 2016. For all of 2017, Lee County issued 284 permits for general, commercial structures, compared with 224 in 2016. The value of those structures was about $187.7 million, compared to $122.7 million the previous year.

Finally, Lee County Community Development issued 4,832 permits of all kinds during December and 51,994 for all of 2017.  The good news is the increase in building will provide more inventory for home buyers to consider.

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January 9, 2018 Posted by Matt