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Hamilton’s Building Permits

Detailed updates on the value of building permits issued in Hamilton

Current and Historic Building Permit Values

City of Hamilton

As of the end of June 2022, the City of Hamilton reported building permit values of approximately $1,030,818,695.
2021’s year to date values are currently 48.4% of 2021’s record breaking permit values and 74.5% of 2020’s permit values.

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Current and Historic Building Permit Values
Year2017 Annual2018 Annual2019 Annual2020 Annual2021 AnnualJan – June 2022
Dollars ($)136414541812647571291408521764138348056421281663921030818695

Source: City of Hamilton

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Building Permit Values to Date

City of Hamilton

Historical January to June data show that 2022 is only 8.1% behind 2021’s record breaking permit values. Similarly, 2022 is exceeding the first six months of 2020’s permit values by 58.9% and the first six months of 2019’s building permit values by 28.9%

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Building Permit Values to Date
Jan-June 2018 Jan-June 2019Jan-June 2020Jan-June 2021Jan-June 2022
Dollars ($)61977252079998534064858416111211498741030818695

Source: City of Hamilton

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Sectoral Building Permits to Date

City of Hamilton

Compared to a three year average for the January to June time period, the value of Hamilton’s 2022 building permits have increased by 52.2%. The combined industrial and commercial building permit values for January to June of 2022 are approximately $172,740,873. This number is anticipated to increase as there are a number of additional industrial and commercial permits expected to be approved in Q3 and Q4 of 2022.

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Sectoral Building Permits to Date
IndustrialCommercial
Jan – June 2022 Dollars ($)12802874544712128

Source; City of Hamilton

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