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Release Schedule

New Residential Construction, Sales, Price Indexes, and Revised Permits


Survey Month
(12th Workday)
New Residential Construction - 8:30 a.m.
(17th Workday)
Revised Building Permits - 8:00 a.m.
New Residential Sales - 10:00 a.m.
September 2020 October 20, 2020 October 26, 2020
October 2020 November 18, 2020 November 25, 2020
November 2020 December 17, 2020 December 23, 2020
December 2020 January 21, 2021 January 28, 2021
January 2021 February 18, 2021 February 24, 2021
February 2021 March 17, 2021 March 23, 2021
March 2021 April 16, 2021 April 23, 2021
April 2021 May 18, 2021 May 25, 2021
May 2021 June 16, 2021 June 23, 2021
June 2021 July 20, 2021 July 26, 2021
July 2021 August 18, 2021 August 24, 2021
August 2021 September 21, 2021 September 24, 2021
September 2021 October 19, 2021 October 26, 2021
October 2021 November 17, 2021 November 24, 2021
November 2021 December 16, 2021 December 23, 2021

These series are usually (but not always) released on the workday indicated. A workday is a weekday, excluding federal holidays.

Also see our historic press release dates (excel file).


  • Preliminary Building Permits data are released on the 12th workday of each month with the New Residential Construction press release. The data are available at the U.S. and Region levels.
  • Annual Building Permits data are usually released on the 1st workday of May for the previous year. The data available at the time of the annual release are at the U.S., Region, State, Metropolitan Area, County, and Permit-issuing Place levels. Data are available for all Counties and Permit-issuing Places. Revised monthly estimates for the U.S. and Census Regions for the prior year which have been "benchmarked" to the final annual totals are also released.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Building Permits Survey | (301) 763-5160 |  Last Revised: October 03, 2019