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Special Announcement: Notice of Methodology Change

With the January 2022 data month, the monthly Building Permits Survey design has changed from a representative sample to a cut-off sample. This change allows complete local and county data on new housing units authorized by permits to be published monthly going forward. Initial summary level estimates were first released with the New Residential Construction release on February 17, 2022. Complete local, County and State estimates were released on this page on February 24, 2022. For additional details on this change and the impact on New Residential Construction, see our Methodology Change FAQs.


This page provides data on the number of new housing units authorized by building permits. Data are available monthly, year- to- date, and annually at the national, state, selected metropolitan area, county and place levels. The data are from the Building Permits Survey.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Building Permits | (301) 763-5160 |  Last Revised: June 24, 2022