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2020-2021 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.

Single-Family Permits* 

County: Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
to Date
YTD
Change
Alameda20211441102921779816181000001,063459
20201068910862627710000000604
Contra Costa2021205250201243191135115000001,340603
202013116467217215912300000737
Marin202118910202217340000013087
20207640115100000043
Monterey2021173033594026560000026196
20201723121126284800000165
San Benito20215226395282546200000367125
20204724221447444400000242
San Francisco20214414822235000008039
20201122036170000041
San Mateo202148717410267463900000447220
20204712181231495800000227
Santa Clara2021111145149180126139162000001,012278
202013913611866413613500000734
Santa Cruz2021121010141418270000010521
2020131113788240000084
Solano20211061087394991229300000695198
202074637141441079700000497
Sonoma2021661081001036619711700000757113
20201231015261989811100000644
Bay Area
Subtotal
20217838719951,052827938791000006,2572,239
2020715631487235456727767000004,018
El Dorado2021463658496166700000038642
20204542255443627300000344
Placer2021253298363377411556354000002,6121,425
202018213417313096203269000001,187
Sacramento2021225472409394445423257000002,625799
2020296347279111163309321000001,826
Sutter202121611405600000449
202083805380000035
Yolo2021275753495458210000031927
20207532262411774700000292
Yuba2021224000000000026-109
2020713726100000000135
Sacramento
Subtotal
20215559038948739711,108708000006,0122,193
2020677595537320318654718000003,819
Fresno2021186285298473230352402000002,226849
2020306156105129142216323000001,377
Madera202170541179411316414700000759356
202011028193973587600000403
Merced202113294120196321714800000739188
20201212813564351007700000551
San Joaquin2021141214281301291291306000001,825693
202012615310185145323199000001,132
Stanislaus20214246871013345440000039853
20204067583241396800000345
Tulare202110987119846316910200000733-48
20201805280837014816800000781
Valley
Subtotal
20216807801,0221,2497621,0381,149000006,6802,091
2020774584498432506884911000004,589
Napa2021231434432028280000019084
20201537271818900000106
Totals20212,0412,5682,9453,2172,5703,1122,6760000019,1296,597
20202,1811,8471,5249941,2982,2832,4050000012,532

 

Multi-Family Permits** 

County: Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
to Date
YTD
Change
Alameda202115456601619246525272000002,473806
2020643011862755436238000001,667
Contra Costa20212151343129843333300000868224
2020231532366011800000644
Marin202170001600000002323
20200000000000000
Monterey202103002803150000014815
2020047004933400000133
San Benito20210000000000000-8
20200000008000008
San Francisco202152581132721113797000001,316-524
2020490460463355264204000001,840
San Mateo20210193112250375500000404281
20201072025106000000123
Santa Clara2021299628765427426257000002,028547
2020821821821300162743000001,481
Santa Cruz20213000000000003-5
20208000000000008
Solano202144000022000000026419
202002450000000000245
Sonoma2021101201032411123900000580472
202063400410000000108
Bay Area
Subtotal
20211,0783459831,9261,2971,520958000008,1071,850
20207191,0434578471,3755011,315000006,257
El Dorado20210000000000000-7
20202000050000007
Placer20210010012000000022-456
2020412344500609800000478
Sacramento2021760288324623174000001,071-557
2020181431231165759914000001,628
Sutter202100002000000022
20200000000000000
Yolo202160016110113900000227-276
202002321800850600000503
Yuba20210000000000000-2
20200020000000002
Sacramento
Subtotal
20218202984858632843000001,322-1,296
202022450935011742664118000002,618
Fresno2021002547791000000224-215
20202592162040102000000439
Madera20210000000000000-2
20200002000000002
Merced20214000000000004-71
2020030720000000075
San Joaquin20217121008212600000138-61
202028440071021800000199
Stanislaus2021200045600000008071
20200000207000009
Tulare20216224382400290000017755
2020456424710800000122
Valley
Subtotal
202193365082215925500000623-223
20207511225898562143300000846
Napa202100060000000066
20200000000000000
Totals20211,2533811,3312,4991,5981,9401,0560000010,058337
20201,0181,6641,0659562,1731,3791,466000009,721

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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