Permit Reports

residential-building-permitFind out who is building and where with the HBA’s monthly residential permit reports. The HBA gathers this highly relevant data thanks to a unique relationship with the permit departments in the eight counties and seventy cities that comprise the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Every month the HBA provides this valuable information in a variety of reports that are available to members of the HBA by subscription. To learn more about permit subscriptions contact Jordynn Webster, Jordynn@kchba.org.

In addition, the HBA issues a news release with the Residential Building Permit Statistical Report to the public. View the most recent Statistical Report by clicking the button below.

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Housing Experienced Significant Growth in 2012

Posted on January 17, 2013

Single family housing experienced significant growth in 2012 over 2011 and reached the highest number since 2007 according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit ...

November Permits Show Housing Continues to Improve in Metro Area

Posted on December 18, 2012

Housing production continues to outpace the years since 2008 in cities across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The trend through November continues up as reflected in the monthly average of single family permits. In...

Fourth Quarter Housing Permits Start Out Strong

Posted on November 14, 2012

Housing production continues to climb in cities across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The monthly graph is up and down, but the trends show the fourth quarter is off to a strong start as builders make plans for th...

September Area Housing Permits Highest Since 2008

Posted on October 24, 2012

In cities across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, housing production continues to climb in 2012 with the total permit number coming in as the highest since 2008, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater...

Slow Recovery Continues Despite Dip in Single Family Permits in August

Posted on September 19, 2012

Home building in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area continued its slow recovery in August with 260 single-family permits issued, bringing the total this year to 2,026 which is a 34.9 percent improvement from the same period in...

June New Housing Permits Show Continuing Climb for the Year

Posted on July 18, 2012

In cities across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, housing production continues to climb in 2012 despite a slight dip in permit activity last month, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City...

May Brings Even Better News in Housing Permit Activity

Posted on June 21, 2012

In the last seven years the highest number of permits in the month of May was 971 in 2006 at the peak of the housing industry boom.  During the same time span the lowest number of permits in May was 189 in 2009 at the lowest...

Starts in New Home Construction Continue at Positive Pace

Posted on May 30, 2012

“Homes are being built, ground is being broken, and lots are selling as the Home Builders Association reports a 50 percent increase in permit activity over the same four months of 2011,” according to Executive Vice Presid...

First Quarter New Home Construction Indicates Early Recovery

Posted on April 25, 2012

The March 2012 residential permit statistics indicate a significant jump over 2011 for the same quarter last year.   This year’s first quarter recorded 712 total units compared to last year’s first quarter number of 391...

Kansas City New Home Construction is an Improving Market

Posted on March 14, 2012

Good news from the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City as February 2012 residential permit statistics indicate continued improvement for the first time since 2008.  Once again like January, the month of February...