County construction permit numbers rising as predicted

Friday, April 28, 2017

Ten months into the current fiscal year, Marshall County’s anticipated new construction growth and adequate facilities tax is on track to set a new record.

The Marshall County Codes Office monthly reports through March 2017 that 188 new home permits, and 566 permits total have generated $253,001.23 in revenue, which is earmarked for adequate facilities. These funds go to pay for expansion of services, such as water, electricity, roads, etc.

Going back to October’s permit numbers, today’s number of home permits is up 104 percent from the first four months in the current fiscal year.

Currently, the data for new permits from July 2016 to the end of March 2017, numbers are up in several categories. One mechanical permit has been issued, and plumbing permits stand at 208 issued. There are eight mobile home permits issued, with miscellaneous and garage permits up to 58. The number of home remodeling permits stands at 43. Twenty-one pool permits have been issued, too. Rounding out the details, 39 commercial construction permits have been awarded.

“We are struggling to keep up,” Don Nelson, Building Official/Zoning Administrator, said. “If things hold (steady) this way, I think we will surpass $300,000 in adequate facilities tax revenue” for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.