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,

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.


2019 Permit Activity Higher Than 2018 (February 2019)

Posted on April 3, 2019

With 1,184 residential units permitted in the first two months of 2019, the metro area activity has increased compared to 2018. The first two months of 2018 saw 876 units permitted, which is 26 percent lower than the current ...

Permit Activity Picks Ups During January 2019

Posted on April 3, 2019

Building activity appears to be increasing in the KC metro with 643 residential building permits issued in January 2019. January’s number is up 120 percent from December 2018 (292 permits) and up 55 from January 2018 (416 p...

2018 Permit Activity Slows From Prior Year (December 2018)

Posted on February 6, 2019

Local cities and counties permitted a total of 630 single family units in November and December.  The 2018 year-to-date total of 5,673 is an 8% decrease from 2017’s total, but returns to the 2016 level of permit activity, ...

Permitting Slows in November (November 2018)

Posted on January 11, 2019

Local builders pulled permits for 347 single family units during November, bringing the year-to-date total to 5,322.  While this is a decrease of 7% from the same period in 2017, it is an increase from other years since the ...

Single Family Permits Top 400 in October (October 2018)

Posted on November 20, 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO – Local cities and counties permitted 447 single family units in October, an increase of 110 from September.  The 2018 year-to-date total of 4,932 is higher than similar periods since the recession, with th...

Permits Dip in September (September 2018)

Posted on October 19, 2018

Local cities and counties permitted 337 single family units in September, a decrease of 177 from both the prior month of August and from September of 2017.  With a year-to-date total of 4,485 permits, 2018’s activity is no...

Permit Activity Holds Steady in 2018 (August 2018)

Posted on October 3, 2018

Residential permits issued in August increased both from July 2018 and from August of last year.  The 513 single family units permitted during the month brings the year-to-date total to 4,107 which is nearly unchanged from t...

KC, MO Tops List of Most Permits Issued in 2018 So Far (July 2018)

Posted on September 19, 2018

Permit issuance slowed in July, but with 485 single family units permitted during the month, the year-to-date total of 3,594 is within 2 percent of 2017’s first seven months, according to the Home Builders Association of Gr...

2018 Permit Numbers In Line with 2017 Activity Level (June 2018)

Posted on July 24, 2018

With 577 single family units permitted during June, the year-to-date total of 3,109 is now just 1 percent lower than the same time period in 2017, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) mo...

Permit Numbers Pick Up in May (May 2018)

Posted on June 20, 2018

With 594 single family units permitted during May, the year-to-date total of 2,527 is now just 2% lower than the same time period in 2017. Click here for the May 2018 Residential Permit Stat report. “Recent Census Bur...