December county building permits up slightly
by CHRISTY ARMSTRONG Banner Staff Writer
Jan 12, 2014 | 526 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print


After having been down by a few thousand dollars after the previous month, December saw an uptick in the amount of Bradley County’s building permit revenues.

Permits for both commercial and residential projects totaled $7,967.47 last month, according the report recently released by the county government. That was compared to November’s total of $3,377 and October’s $5,984 total.

They represented a slate of projects valued at an estimated $2,688,492. November’s permit were for projects worth $1,334,800, compared to the value of the $1,982,710 in projects permitted in October.

The increase during December was likely due to an increase in the number of commercial projects permitted. That month, permits were issued for two commercial chicken houses located at 1010 Mitchell Road.

Permit fees for commercial projects amounted to $100, and the projects had a combined value of $230,000.

Bradley County did not issue any commercial building permits during the month of November.

As had been the case in November, the majority of the building permits issued in December were for residential projects.

Permits for single-family homes, double-wide homes and mobile homes totalled $6,457 in county permit revenue and $2,318,500 in estimated home values. The majority of the home projects — four out of 16 — were located on Stonebridge Lane. November had seen $2,923.70 in county revenue, and the construction projects were valued at $1,223,000 that month.

Six permits were issued for projects like two barns, a garage and a repair. Those permits gave the county $610.47 in revenue and were valued at $139,992. November saw $453.30 in revenue and nine projects that were valued at $111,800.

In terms of land disturbance, permits that signaled the beginnings of new construction projects, the county received $800 in permit fees during December. This was down from November’s $875 total.