2020 Residential Permitting Increases During First Quarter (March 2020)

Metro-wide single-family permits totaled 438 during March—leading to a first quarter total 54 percent higher than 2019’s first quarter, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). The year-to-date total of 1,268 is very close to the same time period in 2016.

In single-family activity, Kansas City, Mo., tops the most active city list with 208 permits issued, followed by Olathe with 143, Belton at 125, Overland Park with 92, Kansas City, Kan./Wyandotte County at 83, and Lee’s Summit with 82 permits.

“New home construction had a great deal of momentum built up prior to COVID-19,” said Executive Vice President Will Ruder.  “While the market has certainly been disrupted, our builder members say contracts continue to be written, communication between them and consumers remains active, and orders are being placed every day.”

Click here to view the March 2020 permit report.