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Ordering Information, Sample Files, and Documentation

Residential

These files contain documentaion, samples of data files, and ordering information for the Building Permits Survey.

Ordering Information Package    PDF [120kb]

 
Sample Files
Documentation
 
Current Month
Year to Date
Annual
Cumulative
State Level
TXT [3kb]
TXT [4kb]
TXT [4kb]
(NA)
PDF [16kb]
MSA Level
TXT [5kb]
TXT [5kb]
TXT [10kb]
(NA)
PDF [13kb]
County Level
TXT [87kb]
TXT [109kb]
TXT [131kb]
(NA)
PDF [14kb]
Place Level
TXT [8kb]
TXT [10kb]
TXT [11kb]
TXT [16kb]
PDF [52kb]

 

        Documentation for Printouts
        Documentation for Codes
  • Text documentation for using the residential files    PDF [7kb]
  • Documentation of building permit imputation procedure    PDF [5kb]

NonResidential

These files contain documentaion and ordering information for the historic nonresidential Building Permits data.

Nonresidential Ordering Information Package    PDF [14kb]

 
Sample Files
Documentation
 
Current Month
Year to Date
Annual
State Level
TXT [3kb]
TXT [4kb]
TXT [4kb]
TXT [12kb]
MSA Level
TXT [117kb]
TXT [117kb]
TXT [161kb]
TXT [10kb]
Place Level
TXT [230kb]
TXT [435kb]
TXT [711kb]
TXT [14kb]
  • Text documentation for using the nonresidential files    TXT [6kb]
  • Definitions of item codes used for types of construction    TXT [9kb]
  • Documentation for ASCII files of residential additions, alterations, and renovation data by individual permit office    PDF [14kb]
  • Sample File - Residential Additions, Alterations,and Renovations place level    TXT [3kb]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Building Permits | (301) 763-5160 |  Last Revised: July 02, 2012