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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Construction slips in May

Friday, June 27, 2014

By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer

Construction in Franklin County decreased in May, based on the number of building permits issued and the value of those permits, according to the Franklin County Building Inspections Department.

Seventy-seven building permits were issued last month, down from the 128 permits that were issued in May 2013.

The value of all building permits issued in May totaled $4,537,870, down from the total value of building permits issued in May 2013, which was $4,870,882.

Seven building permits were issued last month for new residential homes with a value of $1,852,000.

Manufactured home permits (single and doublewide homes) totaled 10 in May, and permits issued for additions, alterations and accessory buildings totaled 65.

A total of 529 inspections were conducted last month, and inspectors drove 6,884 miles to conduct those inspections.

Fees collected from all permits issued in May totaled $22,462.

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