CHF|CIRB August 2014 Permit Statistics

2014 Construction Summary
California’s private building activity is measured by building permits issued and building permit valuation totals.


August 2014

July 2014

August 2013

% Change From





Housing Permits






    Single-Family Units






    Multi-Family Units






Total Units






Dollar Volume







    (New + Alterations)

$ 1,729,497,906

$ 2,182,007,649

$ 1,939,709,572




    (New + Alterations)

$ 2,241,882,179

$ 2,265,195,527

$ 1,886,575,337





  • New housing units in building permits issued for the month of August 2014 totaled 5,810, down 17% from 7,008 units in July of 2014 and down 22% from 7,494 units in August of 2013.
  • Single-Family units totaled 2,814, down 17% from 3,407 units in July of 2014 and down 21% from 3,556 units in August of 2013.
  • Multi-Family units decreased by 17% in August 2014 when compared to July 2014 and decreased by 24% when compared to August 2013.
  • The dollar volume of residential building totaled $ 1,729,497,906 in August 2014, down 21% from July2014 and down 11% from this same time last year.


  • Building permits issued in August 2014 for private non-residential building have a total construction value of  $ 2,241,882,179, decreasing 1% from July 2014 and increasing by 19% as compared to August 2013. 


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Founded in 1978, the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) invests in the future of the homebuilding industry through endowments that provide college and graduate school scholarships and fund research on key public policy issues; compiles and publishes timely construction and new home statistics; provides training seminars; and supports high school courses to encourage young people to choose careers in the industry. The Foundation is the presenter of California’s top industry award, the Hall of Fame, which recognizes industry leaders and offers their career examples as an inspiration to others.

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