2020 Residential Permitting Holds Steady (April 2020)

Metro-wide single-family permits totaled 434 during April—leading to a four-month total of 1,702 units according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). This year-to-date total is an increase of 38% over the same period in 2019.

Click here to view the April 2020 permit report.

Each county in the area has recorded an increase during 2020, with the exception of Jackson County which has only a small overall decrease of 1% (3 permits).  Cities in Cass County have reported the largest increase with 183 more units permitted in 2020 to date than in 2019.  This increase is largely attributable to building activity in Belton which has jumped from 20 permits in 2019 to 168 during 2020.

In single-family activity, Kansas City, Mo., tops the most active city list with 287 permits issued (compared with 198 in 2019), followed by Olathe with 208, Belton at 168, Overland Park with 124, and Lee’s Summit with 119 permits.