During the third quarter a total of 96 building permit applications were approved with an estimated construction value of $3,919,453. Permits issued were for 22 accessory structures, 17 accessory structures with electric, 5 commercial upgrades, 6 commercial with electric and plumbing, 10 conventional homes, 2 decks, 1 home addition, 3 home additions with electric, 3 home additions with electric and plumbing, 3 modular homes, 1 other, 1 porch, 1 roof structural change, 3 below ground swimming pools, and 18 service upgrades.
DeWitt also completed 462 inspections during July, August & September including 2 health and substandard housing inspections.
Taking a look at the year-to-date statics you’ll find a total of 239 building permits with an estimated construction value of $7,256,035.
The Building Commissioner said 34 new contractors have registered and 6 are waiting for approval. He explained that he tries to stop by various construction sites to make sure the contractors are registered in the county. Registration is $50 annually. They must also show proof of insurance and liability, worker’s compensation and a $5,000 bond.