January 30, 2018

CT's Dec. housing permits cap down year

Connecticut communities issued more home-building permits in December than a year earlier, yet on an annual basis granted fewer total permits, new data shows.

There were 281 permits handed out in December vs.190 issued by 104 communities surveyed by the U.S. Census Bureau, the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) said Tuesday.

For 2017, surveyed municipalities issued permits for 3,803 living units vs. 4,095 issued in 2016, DECD said. In 2015, 5,322 permits were granted.

Among Greater Hartford communities, Windsor Locks led in 2017, with 181 permits issued -vs. 20 granted in 2016; followed by Vernon, with 112 permits last year vs. 111 the previous year; South Windsor, 102 vs. 117; West Hartford, 72 vs. 51; and Simsbury, 64 vs. 250.

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