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2011-2012 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 California Homebuilding Foundation, 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
Alameda2012987180123298218131006811485991,367556
20116850668143165356449574489811
Contra Costa20125190103389132121156102114631221,101386
20111002353586187506764455156715
Marin201211731144312111227133
2011322239201022138
Monterey2012510115121197442412114-21
20115672655812581434135
San Francisco2012420245104314300
201170451113222230
San Mateo201265164102542302928231823629
201124212681515112019181614207
Santa Clara2012758074747914518010315691911211,269291
2011954869858097868474818099978
Santa Cruz2012141041334677732801
20112219541682179479
Solano201220372920444143583826702745365
2011383936292185181233193226388
Sonoma201276258222992229391932247-189
2011624118434831321037602529436
Bay Area
Subtotal
20122813123492904826244284864494373914394,9681,151
20114042322823462824992592802953092753543,817
El Dorado20129945212178191072122-15
201157431212102022102012137
Placer20126439878314016214091100115137681,226424
20112039743582867898761224250802
Sacramento20127171519790100160151841421301151,262536
2011726446425858668571356267726
Sutter20121100521012330285
201115301012242223
Yolo20128271217161820291042252925368
2011829182219106356101210185
Yuba20123552151410166447518
2011619613635070157
Sacramento
Subtotal
20121561521592042873173472812213183062182,9661,036
20111121451541081851721642451771881381421,930
Fresno2012667410655791712931461311221021361,481558
2011372958586061719311173126146923
Madera201210119614167117634104-8
2011412961183357287112
Merced20123061147117710158-24
201134139134413128882
San Joaquin2012543578116821271029316396130631,139411
20115339527072805010070453166728
Stanislaus20125266416151520817111256
2011135811135911518219119
Tulare2012363445292832527046484631497-222
20112952843152464885544061137719
Valley
Subtotal
20121741562502132083664763463742873082463,404721
20111391412121792172132152982601902363832,683
Napa20121317958311810761061
201118761031914422110105
Totals20126126517657169821,3151,2541,1241,0521,0521,01290911,4442,909
20116565266556396948876578377367096508898,535

 

Multi-Family Permits** 

County: Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
to Date
YTD
Change
Alameda201216213899029561762333258394991,611255
20116231402615020986323012318631,356
Contra Costa201204414201047146070302896541
20112956822022002000355
Marin2012000001090101110050-11
2011000000061000061
Monterey201202651058302000131104
2011050020800210027
San Francisco20121096180015011027768080271665953,0461,074
201115375221165556125794420932431,972
San Mateo201213200041395033277657867
20111501272540223142020511
Santa Clara201219341359139151,017206661554251087533,9721,738
20115811418228431253528295392,234
Santa Cruz2012000026103020420017362
201100180002030088111
Solano201200000010000011
20110000000000000
Sonoma20122200680064521250025082
20114400000700091233168
Bay Area
Subtotal
20124521161,0072322921,3771,1521,6911,2469834051,75510,7083,913
2011518117326882391,0152239778982361,1729866,795
El Dorado2012004016014191200212115115
20110000000000000
Placer201240180002006009011183
2011000000280000028
Sacramento20120056003200057201319-287
201144015000204550690840606
Sutter2012001500000000015-41
2011000000000005656
Yolo2012004000002000547-22
2011000000000690069
Yuba201200000000000000
20110000000000000
Sacramento
Subtotal
20124016916017411460068218607-152
20114401500020483069698456759
Fresno20122102200113022232134220-165
2011000049001420094100385
Madera2012400000000040044-135
2011000060000048125179
Merced2012000000000660066-4
2011000000000070070
San Joaquin20120000000000000-152
201100001520000000152
Stanislaus2012002000060000632-19
2011000005100000051
Tulare2012006000013000064-74
201120480000800080138
Valley
Subtotal
201261028200111032206140337-638
20112048020751015000212305975
Napa2012000007050896511286
2011000240000200026
Totals20124622181,2582482921,4121,2031,7131,3281,0725402,01811,7643,209
20115241575241124461,2703061,1279693051,4681,3478,555

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. Data from March of 2012 forward is supplied by the California Homebuilding Foundation; data prior to that date supplied by the CIRB.
** 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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