Permits Time Series (2000 - 2021)
The greatest year-to-year increase in total number of permits issued occurred from 2003 to 2004 where New Building permits increased by 20% and Demolitions increased by 27%. This upward surge continued through 2005, but was followed by a six year period of decline. However, since 2013, New Building and Demolition permits have again steadily increased. Since 2018 New Building permits have been on the decline while Demolition permits increased by 1% in 2019 from the previous year. In 2021 New Building permits increased by 11% and Demolition permits increased by 10% from 2020. This chart shows all permits issued by the Department, that remained valid at the end of the quarter – Status: Permit Issued or Permit Entire.