Single Family Permits Down Slightly in August (August 2020)

The number of single-family housing permits issued in August in the Kansas City metro surpassed the permitting activity for the month of August last year, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). The organization reported a total of 443 single-family homes permitted in August, which is down slightly from the 493 homes permitted in July.

Click here to view the August 2020 Residential Stat Report.

Kansas City, Mo., issued the most single-family permits in August with 98, followed by Olathe, Kan., with 56; Lee’s Summit, Mo., with 44; KCK/Wyandotte Co., with 42; and Blue Springs with 23 rounding out the top five permitting cities.

The number of single-family permits pulled in Kansas City, Mo., year to date is 641, up 30 percent from this same time last year. Olathe is up 28 percent from 296 permits year-to-date in 2019 and Lee’s Summit is up 14 percent compared to this time last year.