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2012-2013 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
Alameda20131458210212611784165798510168451,199-168
2012987180123298218131006811485991,367
Contra Costa2013861101141441441471231261031211142121,544443
20125190103389132121156102114631221,101
Marin20132344382033158148716
2012117311443121112271
Monterey201313111612544952671316147
2012510115121197442412114
San Francisco201324225652231356939
201242024510431430
San Mateo201332111456352518313230212332892
2012651641025423029282318236
Santa Clara20131529119518913329311716278132140991,781512
2012758074747914518010315691911211,269
Santa Cruz20139441356410178759212
201214104133467773280
Solano20135024405282664081193391951562
2012203729204441435838267027453
Sonoma20133611391412231551152085029447
201276258222992229391932247
Bay Area
Subtotal
20135273515306125906625165503904983794756,0801,112
20122813123492904826244284864494373914394,968
El Dorado201332413358365632203117511372250
20129945212178191072122
Placer20139990132123142121601205811498911,24822
20126439878314016214091100115137681,226
Sacramento201314280145153207150209147961101131101,662400
20127171519790100160151841421301151,262
Sutter20131875955453345931
2012110052101233028
Yolo2013262348221528174579242929340
201282712171618202910422529253
Yuba2013314616551120219159823
201235521514101664475
Sacramento
Subtotal
20133032563713774143653243481972552622603,732766
20121561521592042873173472812213183062182,966
Fresno20131151391741661891511812241181581864942,295814
2012667410655791712931461311221021361,481
Madera201371691271230251481951210106
201210119614167117634104
Merced20134116313129165841210345
20123061147117710158
San Joaquin2013106136901121191086676417174331,032-107
2012543578116821271029316396130631,139
Stanislaus2013231427235033332119311420308183
2012526641615152081711125
Tulare2013465162876263737723754484747250
2012363445292832527046484631497
Valley
Subtotal
20133013673684034403793924392203513416944,6951,291
20121741562502132083664763463742873082463,404
Napa2013313216769733121513226
2012131795831181076106
Totals20131,1349751,3011,4081,4511,4121,2401,3448401,1169831,43414,6383,194
20126126517657169821,3151,2541,1241,0521,0521,01290911,444

 

Multi-Family Permits** 

County: Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
to Date
YTD
Change
Alameda201348426371479214312559901301781,781170
201216213899029561762333258394991,611
Contra Costa201315801823001310050000362-534
201204414201047146070302896
Marin20130770386522500000207157
2012000001090101110050
Monterey2013001084826005020219160
201202651058302000131
San Francisco2013243499938791974515296548684632335,2082,162
20121096180015011027768080271665953,046
San Mateo2013718197231000113320729016830252
2012132000413950332776578
Santa Clara20131535612227082696255257461781922251,5075,9111,939
201219341359139151,017206661554251087533,972
Santa Cruz2013090002000002132-141
20120000261030204200173
Solano2013590002220000000281280
20120000001000001
Sonoma201300161029000005420732482
201222006800645212500250
Bay Area
Subtotal
20138851,0408421,3741,7221,5178402,6953291,1041,2301,95715,5354,827
20124521161,0072322921,3771,1521,6911,2469834051,75510,708
El Dorado201300184600000001478-35
2012004016014191200012113
Placer201330000000000224227125
2012401800020060000102
Sacramento20131064106000460100191-71
2012005600320000201262
Sutter20130000000000000-15
2012001500000000015
Yolo2013807000027010600081535488
2012004000002000547
Yuba201300480000000004848
20120000000000000
Sacramento
Subtotal
20132161401520027011060103191,079540
2012401691601741146000218539
Fresno20131743383569086135590153725505
20122102200113022232134220
Madera20130000400000004-106
201240000000066400110
Merced201349000000000004949
20120000000000000
San Joaquin201307020000000027474
20120000000000000
Stanislaus2013245000000001304210
2012002000060000632
Tulare2013540000000006060-4
2012006000013000064
Valley
Subtotal
201330178583900861355919155885470
201261028200010322896140415
Napa201301340200004000140117
201200000705006523
Totals20131,2071,2589871,5361,7611,5861,1102,8915281,1641,2492,43117,7085,944
20124622181,2582482921,4121,2031,7131,3281,0725402,01811,764

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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