The report lists a total of 57 permits issued during the third quarter with permit fees being assessed at $3,510. Fifteen of the permits were commercial while 42 were residential. Electrical permits were at the top of the list with 11 while 9 sign permits were issued and 8 decks. Hammonds issued a total of 7 accessory permits, 6 for fences, 4 permits each for renovations and single family dwellings, 2 each for demolitions and porches and 1 new construction.
The estimated construction value of the third quarter permits in 2011 was $3,977,067. Just one year ago 57 permits were issued in the 3rd quarter of 2010 with an estimated construction cost of $1,604,101. Hammonds explained the sharp increase in the construction estimate as the Community Resource Center that is currently under construction.