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2008-2009 Residential Building Permit Data

This is a summary of Single-Family and Multi-Family building permits issued last year and this year, through the most current month available, in counties in the Northern California regions.

This data was extracted from a report for all the counties in California by the Construction Industry Research Board, and gives a good idea of what new home business is getting ready to be built. Of course, some permits may be pulled early due to proposed fee increases or allotment limits to be imposed by various public agencies. However, most builders will start building within 1 to 3 months of receiving the permits.

Single-Family Permits* 

County: Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
to Date
YTD
Change
Alameda20093152627145624411068578311780241
20084260428256711045074883458761
Contra Costa200942416378111123727412986998099813
20081136711566681401126577894726985
Marin2009325752912852464-83
2008613201991857229613147
Monterey20097522871017212870114-125
2008172132192655135201678239
San Francisco200901113720211221-31
2008296312832103352
San Mateo200913833161115231416111910189-123
2008282835262718215024281413312
Santa Clara20093018335034776310342677361651-603
20088010177104262151100731009432801,254
Santa Cruz2009624111212101391188106-88
2008929141125103323713911194
Solano200942416184290587449565020501178
200871414366742312811322120323
Sonoma20091421394826482218602397335-211
20083120504929122753436312643546
Bay Area
Subtotal
20091501742583022974433134354043453513093,781-1,032
20083353624054155706295023383734101992754,813
El Dorado200918231212238916161049160-219
2008431227364938322256282412379
Placer200974478110712515959123587675721,056-274
20086464101781532841678510112061521,330
Sacramento200937338988531251045658977072882-1,051
20081161221302322911451431571291211302171,933
Sutter200918042326857349-49
200851031110912410951098
Yolo2009211924162128271714281017242-96
2008172424232828223445301449338
Yuba2009112191821018125331036
2008152991212763132797
Sacramento
Subtotal
20091521312272362423252112361662211691762,492-1,683
20082602342943895435163833083443212363474,175
San Joaquin20095030347855956683676570797722
2008604681758692924562543542770
Stanislaus2009171118243139191616191722249-218
20081251735413863391434192220467
Valley
Subtotal
20096741521028613485998384871011,021-216
20081856311611612415513159967357621,237
Totals20093693465376406259026097706536506075867,294-2,931
20087806598159201,2371,3001,01670581380449268410,225

 

Multi-Family Permits** 

County: Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
to Date
YTD
Change
Alameda20091519651234188471414280526-770
200841811411523528107450157188871,296
Contra Costa200900340086162204920155-754
200815479105320291601604762909
Marin2009008200000000159772
2008000001600900025
Monterey200903324001400060095-74
20080044330124720220169
San Francisco2009208150111930241261100282-2,113
200855168247904811529365231733082,395
San Mateo2009302101304430000029419-211
20082220004921194090630
Santa Clara20092231038468211192226396-2,021
20081828711234477437120632211407692,417
Santa Cruz20090000000002002-61
200800000171820026063
Solano20090000000000055-234
200802090022800000239
Sonoma200900647000000007126
20080368001201402045
Bay Area
Subtotal
2009222015122154614041114711711203952,048-6,140
20089303226571,1725931609778854322186761,1668,188
El Dorado20090000200000002-140
20080200343036400000142
Placer20096120156655666060259-124
2008000603106060550383
Sacramento200990012294140180173241-990
200841293631749721293592201411,231
Sutter200900000000000000
20080000000000000
Yolo2009156062000000008383
20080000000000000
Yuba20090000000000000-62
2008060000020000062
Sacramento
Subtotal
200930180230106410206186173585-1,233
20084191363238341256493652256411,818
San Joaquin20090000000000000-54
2008460404000000054
Stanislaus2009200000006000008061
200808080030000019
Valley
Subtotal
200920000000600000807
2008468484030000073
Totals2009722195124455620451194771891265682,713-7,366
20089805216971,5036805721,0369347972209321,20710,079

Notes
* Single-Family Housing includes detached, semi-detached, rowhouse and townhouse units. Rowhouses and townhouses are included when an unbroken ground-to-roof party or firewall separates each unit from the adjacent unit. Condominiums are included in single-family when they are of zero-lot-line or zero-property-line construction; when units are separated by an air space; or, when an unbroken ground-to-roof party or firewall separates units. CIRB no longer supplier of data as of February 2012 and data not available from other sources in the counties listed as n/a.
** Multi-Family Housing includes duplexes, 3-4 unit structures and apartment-type structures with five units or more. Multi-Family housing also includes condominium units in structures of more than one living unit that do not meet the herein single-family housing definition.

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