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Building Permit Annual Summaries

Building permit data for the Baltimore region is made available online as well as in a series of monthly printed reports and annual statistical summaries.

The monthly reports include a written summary of construction activity, comparing the data with prior months and listing the largest permits (Report 1); statistical summaries of new residential permits issued by Regional Planning Districts (small areas) in the region (Report 2); statistical summaries of new non-residential permits issued by RPDs (Report 3); and a detailed printout of all permits issued in the region with values of over $50,000 (Report 4).

For more information about the printed reports or to request a sample copy, contact the Regional Information Center at 410-732-9570 or ric@baltometro.org. Subscription rates are shown on the order form.

2015 ANNUAL 

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

2014 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

2013 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

2012 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

In 2012, the Baltimore Region permitted a total of 5,838 new residential units, an increase of 4.4 percent from 2011. 

2011 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

In 2011, the Baltimore Region permitted a total of 5,989 new residential units, an increase of 8.8 percent from 2010.  The investment value of the remodeling market for residential construction decreased by 3.1 percent, totaling $317.5 million.  The highest AAR investments occurred in Baltimore City ($92.2 million) and Baltimore County ($80.5 million).  The new non-residential market increased markedly (up $193.6 million to $856.0 million, a 29.2 percent increase).  Non-residential remodeling investment increased by 5.2 percent from a year ago, to a value of $1.2 billion.


2010 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

In 2010,the Baltimore region permitted a total of 5,513 new residential units, an increase of 11.5 percent from 2009. The investment value of the remodeling market for residential construction increased by 3.4 percent, totally $326.8 million. The highest AAR (additions, alterations or repairs) investments occurred in Baltimore City ($92.7 million) and Baltimore County ($87.1 million). The new non-residential market increased slightly (up $5.4 million to $662.4 million, a 0.8 percent increase). Non-residential remodelling investment declined by 45.7 percent from a year a go, to a total of $1.1 billion.


2009 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

A total of 4,954 new residential units were permitted in the Baltimore region in 2009, a 9.3 percent decrease from 2008. The investment value of the remodeling market for residential construction declined by 26.7 percent to $316.1 million, with the highest amounts occurring in Anne Arundel County ($94.8 million) and Baltimore County ($82.8 million). The new non-residential market declined by $925.8 million, a 58.5 percent decrease. Non-residential remodeling investment provided the only increase; at $2.1 billion it was 33 percent higher than the prior year.

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2008 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

In 2008, the Baltimore region permitted a total of 5,459 new residential units, a decrease of 8.8% from 2007. The investment value of the remodeling market for residential construction declined by 20.1%, totaling $430.9 million. The new non-residential market remained flat at $1.58 billion, just a 0.9% decrease, and non-residential remodeling investment increased to a total of $1.57 billion, a 17.6% increase from a year ago.



2007 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

The Baltimore region permitted a total of 5,920 new residential units in 2007, a decrease of 25.3 percent from 2006. The investment value of the remodelilng market for residential construction declined by 12.7 percent, totaling $538.9 million. The new non-residential market rose to $1.58 billion, a 23.1 percent increase, and non-residential remodeling investment increased to a total of $1.33 billion, a 15.9 percent increase from a year ago.

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2006 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

In 2006, the Baltimore region permitted a total of 7,918 new residential units, a decrease of 26.1 percent from 2005. The investment value of the remodeling market for residential construction rose by 18.1 percent to a total of $643 million, with the most growth occurring in Baltimore City ($220 million) and Baltimore County ($172 million). The new non-residential market rose to $1.31 billion, a 61.9 percent increase, and non-residential remodeling investment rose to $1.14 billion, a 31.6 percent increase from a year ago.



2005 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

A total of 10,846 new residential units were permitted in the Baltimore region in 2005, a 9.5 percent increase over 2004. The investment value of the remodeling market for residential construction rose 20 percent to a total of $558 million, with the most growth occurring in Baltimore County ($157 million) and Baltimore City ($156 million). The new non-residential market rose to $810 million, a mere 1.4 percent increase, and non-residential remodeling investment dropped to $870 million, a 5 percent decrease from a year ago.

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2004 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

In 2004, the Baltimore region permitted a total of 9,903 new residential units, a 14.3 percent decrease from 2003.  Contrarily, the investment value of the remodeling market for residential construction rose by 11 percent to a total of $466 million with the most growth in Baltimore County.  The new non-residential market registered a slight 3.5 percent increase to a total of $799 million, and non-residential remodeling investment showed a 10 percent decrease from a year ago.


2003 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

The Baltimore region permitted a total of 11,315 new residential units in 2003, a 5 percent increase over 2002. The remodeling market for residential construction rose 22.3 percent to a total of $416 million in investment, with strong growth in Baltimore City.

The new non-residential market registered a strong 33.5% increase to a total of $767 million, and the non-residential remodeling market crossed the $1 billion mark in total investment.

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2002 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

In 2002, like the U.S. economy, permitting activity in the Baltimore region was uneven and unsteady with mixed signals. New residential permitting dropped 6.5% to a total of 10,779 units. Single-family homes were down 12.1% and multi-family homes were up 30% from 2001.

The new non-residential market experienced a significant jump of 19.6% to a total of $575 million in investment, while the non-residential remodeling market showed a 18.8% decrease compared to 2001.


2001 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

In 2001, 11,527 new residential permits were issued in the Baltimore region, up 3.7 per cent from 2000.  Single-family homes were in greater demand than multi-family.  Residential remodeling grew by 18.8 percent from 2000, reaching a total of $278 million spent.

The non-residential market, on the contrary, showed declines both in new construction (down 18.8 percent to $481 million), and in remodeling (down 8.7 percent to $1.2 billion), though there were increases in some jurisdictions.

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2000 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data


1999 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data


1998 ANNUAL

Summary New Residential Data
Summary New Non-Residential Data

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