New Building Permits


After three consecutive years of being one of the top two regions to have the largest number of new privately owned building permits,  Washington D.C. ‘s total building permits were surpassed by Los Angeles and Atlanta in 2013.  The latest 2014 data show an increase of 771 new building permits compared to 2013.

The number of permits issued for new privately owned residential construction is an excellent indicator of growth and economic vitality. To view data for the different types of permits issued, use the drop-down menu below.

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Data Source(s):

Building Permits Survey, U.S. Census Bureau