Year-To-Date Home Building Reports a 10% Increase Over 2016 (July 2017)

KANSAS CITY, MO — New residential permit activity in the Kansas City region leveled off during July bringing the year-to-date total to a 10 percent increase, compared to the same period in 2016. Local cities and counties issued 512 permits for new single-family units, resulting in a year-to-date total of 3,647 according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. Multi-family construction reports 1,185 units permitted so far in 2017, compared to 2,409 at this time last year.

Click July 2017 Residential Permit Stats for the report.

“The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City will mark its 80th anniversary with a celebration on Aug. 29,” said HBA Executive Vice President Josh Clark. “Local home builders are proud to have built the communities that area residents call home and look forward to a bright future as the region continues to grow.”


Three counties – Jackson, Johnson and Wyandotte – account for most of the growth in permits during 2017. Lee’s Summit has permitted 118 more single family homes during 2017 than in 2016 and the unified government of KCKS/Wyandotte County has issued 93 more permits.  The cities of Shawnee and Spring Hill in Johnson County have increased by a total of 59 permits.  The total number of permits issued within Clay county has remained relatively unchanged from 2016 with the decrease in Kansas City (72 fewer permits) offset by increases in Smithville, Liberty and Kearney.