February 2022 Residential Statics Report

February 2022 Residential Statics Report

Number of Single-Family Permits Issued Dips in February

During February, single-family permit activity fell below figures recorded for January 2022 and February 2021. In the eight-county metropolitan area, 406 single-family permits were issued, compared to 440 in January 2022 and 493 single-family permits issued in February last year, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (KCHBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report.

“Across the metro, the industry has worked tirelessly to satisfy the significant consumer demand for new homes while facing some historic headwinds,” said Will Ruder, Executive Vice President of the KCHBA. "But supply chain delays, and the ever-increasing prices for those materials, coupled with an ongoing labor shortage, are causing extended construction timelines, which affects our members' ability to begin new homes at a pace consistent with previous years."

Year-to-date, 846 single-family permits have been issued. By comparison, 904 single-family permits had been issued at the end of the first two months in 2021 and 830 permits were issued during that same time in 2020.

The top permitting city in February was Overland Park with 48 single-family permits issued. Coming in second was Raymore with 37 single-family permits. Olathe ranked third with 36 single-family permits. Lee's Summit and Kansas City, Mo., both of which typically have the largest number of permits issued, issued 35 single-family permits each.

Click here to view the February 2022 Residential Statistics Report.

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Media Contact : Kari English, kari@kchba.org

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