According to permit filings with Leon County and the City of Tallahassee, the number of single-family new construction permits are trending down.
The New SFR Permit Report, provided below, shows the number of June permits is down 13.7% when compared to the number of permits issued one year ago. The value of the June permits are up 2.9%, from $13.8 million in 2021 to $14.2 million in 2022.
A look at the 3-Mnth Ave. data – which smooths out the month to month volatility – shows a 31.4% decline in the number of permits from one year ago. The 3-Mnth Ave. data also shows a 31.4% decline in total permit value, from $21.0 million in 2021 to $14 million 2022.
The chart below shows the number of permits issued each month for the last 25-month period. A 3-Mnth Ave. line is also included.
The chart shows that the downward trend in permits began in May, 2021. Since that that time, the 3-Mnth Average number of permits issued has declined 44.6%, from 92 in May, 2021 to 51 issued in June, 2022.
@ Pat A: Simple, Too many Houses are being built on 1/8 of an Acre and have Zero Lot Lines. Houses are just 3 feet apart. Look how close those Foundations are to each other, that is about 5 maybe 6 feet apart. My house is at least 30 feet from the Houses on either side of me. Drive around some of the newer Subdivisions being built and look how close the Eves are to each other and you will see for your self. If one catches fire, there is a very good chance the one beside it will also..
This is great data, thank you for sharing
WTF is Hawkins thinking?
Single Family Houses built OUTSIDE the City Limits should be limited to a Quarter Acre Lot or LARGER.