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August 12, 2020

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36 building permits total $1.5 million for first half of 2020

2020 permit totals very similar to 2019

2020 and 2019 building permits for the first half of each year are posted at the bottom of this story -

Village of Bluffton building permits totaled over $1.5 million in first six months of 2020, according to the village office.

Thirty-six permits were issued totaling $1,520,054 in construction during that period. Residential accounted for $1,499.504 of that total with commercial/industrial coming in at $20,550.

The largest chuck of permits filed included three new homes, each over $300,000.  This year started at a dead pace, as only three permits were filed in the first quarter.

The six-month report for 2020 compares very close to the same period in 2019 when 32 permits were filed totaling  $1,569,749 in construction.

Building permits are required for the following:
• Construction or structural alternation of any building, including accessory building
• Change in use of an existing building or accessory building to a use of different classification
• Occupancy and use of vacant land
• Change in the use of land to a use of a different classification
• Any change in the use of a non-conforming use