Monday, June 25, 2012
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
Construction in Franklin County continued to improve in May, based on the number of building permits that were issued, compared to the same month in 2011.
A report by the county building inspections department shows that 108 building permits were issued in May, up from the 83 permits issued in May 2011.
The value of all building permits issued in May totaled $4,780,335, up from $4,510,482 in May 2011.
A total of eight building permits were issued in May for new residential homes.
Manufactured home permits (single and doublewide homes) totaled six last month, and building permits issued for additions, alterations and accessory buildings totaled 22.
The total value of all permits issued during the fiscal year to date (July 2011 to May 2012) is $48,957,048. The total value of all permits issued during the previous fiscal year totaled $58,174,264.
A total of 658 inspections were conducted in May. Fees collected from those permits totaled $18,969.
Inspectors drove a total of 6,158 miles to conduct inspections last month.