Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sevier County Building permit numbers posted

The number of new homes built in Sevier County shrank during 2012, but carried a higher value than in the previous year. According to information released by the Sevier County Building Department, 18 homes were permitted for construction in 2012. This is down from 25 in 2011, and continues a downward trend in total number of permits that started in 2008 when permit numbers dropped to 37 from the 2007 level of 82 permits. However, the value of the new home permits has gained in the past year. In 2012, the total valuation of homes permitted for construction was $4.48 mil-lion, approximately $460,000 more than in 2011. Richfield Reaper