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End of September 2020 Building Permit Stats


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3-Year Building Permits
Apartment projects
Projects over $1 million

The City of Sioux Falls Building Permit Data was released for the end of September 2020. While the total overall number of building permits issued was down, new residential permit values increased by $18.7 million from 2019’s numbers for an 11.27% increase. The overall 1,555 total number of new residential units at the end of September has surpassed the 1,188 units issued the same time in 2019 for a 30.89% increase in living units.

The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire’s 2020 President, Brad Mair, states, “despite COVID-19, the local building industry is busier than ever this year as the numbers are showing and with $49.7 million in remodeling activity so far this year, consumers are still showing major interest in making updates to their homes. If you are in the market to update your existing home, this Saturday and Sunday (October 3 and 4), the Showcase of Remodeled Homes™ and Outdoor Living Showcase™ will be happening from 12:00PM – 5:00PM both days. Remodelers and Landscapers in the Sioux Empire are excited for this opportunity for consumers to get out and collect ideas for their next indoor or outdoor home-related project. Find the list of participating projects to tour at With the builders showing no signs of slowing down, they are in need of qualified employees to join their teams. If you or someone you know is looking for a rewarding career in the industry, contact a local builder today to see if they are in need of help.” For a list of Builders and Remodelers in the Sioux Empire, visit the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire’s website at


Below you will find the end of September City of Sioux Falls Building Permit Data that shows statistics for January through September from 2018-2020:

  2018 2019 2020
Number of Permits Issued 5,241 5,829 5,687
Total Value of Permits Issued $633,098,913 $541,520,452 $477,235,583
New Residential $176.0M $166.0M $184.7M
Residential Addition & Remodel $38.2M $49.9M $49.7M
New Commercial $239.3M $205.4M $161.4M
Commercial Addition & Remodel $179.7M $120.2M $81.5M
Totals $633.2M $541.5M $477.3M
New Commercial
Manufacturing $13.7M $8.8M $10.0M
Office, Institutional, Educational $78.7M $48.2M $42.8M
Apartments $80.0M $41.2M $80.8M
Other Commercial $66.9M $107.1M $27.8M
Totals $239.3M $205.3M $161.4M
New Residential
Single-Family Units 555 487 557
Duplex Units 2 2 12
Townhome Units 318 282 292
Multiple Family Units 831 417 694
Totals 1,706 1,188 1,555
Manufactured New Housing Placements 33 22 33

City of Sioux Falls Building Service Division. For questions on building permit data, call (605) 367-8670.