California Economy and Taxes

Building Permits Update: September 2021 November 1, 2021

California builders recorded 8,254 permits in September, the lowest figure since February.

Building Permits Update: August 2021 October 6, 2021

California builders recorded 9,285 housing permits in August, in line with the recent average for the month.

Building Permits Update: July 2021 September 7, 2021

California builders recorded 9,676 permits in July, 5 percent above the same month in 2020.

Building Permits Update: June 2021 August 5, 2021

California builders recorded 10,685 housing permits in June, a so-so number for what is typically the biggest month of the year. 

Building Permits Update: May 2021 July 5, 2021

California recorded 9,291 housing permits in May, well below the totals of March and April. 

Building Permits Update: April 2021 June 9, 2021

California builders recorded nearly 11,000 housing permits in April, more than double last April's total.

Building Permits Update: March 2021 May 11, 2021

The state recorded nearly 12,000 housing permits in March, and nonresidential permit activity was surprisingly high.

Building Permits Update: February 2021 April 7, 2021

California housing permits came in somewhat below last February's total as multifamily permits slipped.

Building Permits Update: January 2021 March 11, 2021

California builders recorded 9,288 housing permits in January, slightly above January 2020.

Building Permits Update: December 2020 February 4, 2021

California recorded 11,611 housing permits in December, by far the biggest monthly total in 2020.

Building Permits Update: November 2020 January 12, 2021

California recorded 8,368 housing permits in November, slightly above both the October level and the 2020 monthly average.

Building Permits Update: October 2020 December 7, 2020

California recorded about 8,000 housing permits in October, with single units accounting for more than 70 percent of the total.

Building Permits Update: September 2020 November 3, 2020

California records nearly 10,000 housing permits in September, the highest monthly total to date this year.

Building Permits Update: August 2020 October 2, 2020

A brief look at California building permits data for August 2020.

Building Permits Update: July 2020 August 31, 2020

A brief look at California building permits data for July 2020.