August 2019 Building Permits Fall

Contractors obtained fewer permits for new single family homes in August compared to a year earlier.

The Johnston County Inspections Department issued permits for 146 new single family homes last month, down from 189 permits issued in August 2018.

“I believe it’s a seasonal adjustment with the kids going back to school and college and families are taking last minute vacations,” said Dean Barbour, Director of the Johnston County Inspections Department. “We have had a lot of submittals for new house permits however they have not been issued yet. I believe that the permit numbers will remain strong throughout the last quarter.”

The average value of new construction homes permitted last month was $182,037 up from an average of $180,540 a year earlier.

Five commercial building permits were issued in August up from 4 permits a year ago the same month.

Permits were issued for 19 singlewide and doublewide homes, up from 12 a year earlier.

The inspections department collected $226,011.70 in fees in August 2019 down from $280,516.90 in August 2018.

Inspectors passed 5,068 inspections and failed 1,589 last month.