Second Quarter Building Permit Report

09 Aug 2016 9:35 AM | Colleen Corrigan (Administrator)

Residential building permits show an increase for the first six months of 2016 compared to 2015.  Craig Schoenberg, president of the Central Minnesota Builders Association, said 2016 looks to be one of the strongest years for housing starts in the past decade.

The CMBA’s second-quarter building permit report, reported a total of 149 single-family housing permits issued from January 1 to June 30 in the immediate area: Foley, Rice, Rockville, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and Waite Park. 

St. Cloud led with 45 permits issued followed by 35 in Sartell and 30 in Sauk Rapids.  St. Augusta issued 11 permits, Rockville and St. Joseph with 10 each, Foley and Waite Park with 3 each, and Rice with 2.

For the first six months of 2015, 116 single-family permits were issued compared to 93 in 2014, 65 in 2013 and 53 in 2012.