City issues 30 single-family permits in January

The construction and building industry is showing signs of upward movement as the City of Rolla’s Community Development Department issued 30 new single-family permits in the month of January 2013.

The 30 permits for new construction represents $3.7 million generated in construction costs and $25,131 generated in permit fee revenue.

As another indicator that the single-family home construction market is increasing, the Community Development Department conducted 817 inspections, including mostly building inspections for new construction with the rest being code inspections.

In January 2012, only 339 inspections were conducted.

“There has been a significant increase in building activity in the Rolla area throughout the month of January 2013, which is clearly reflected by the quantity of permits issued and inspections conducted,” said John Petersen, Director of Community Development. “We should continue to see an upward trend in building activity as we head into spring and more favorable building conditions.”

For more information or to schedule a building inspection or code inspection, contact the Community Development Department at 364-5333.