Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Detailed Oregon Building Permit Data 1997-2018.

With efforts to increase housing supply on the minds of many I thought it would be useful frame of reference to find and post consolidated historical AND current Oregon building permit data.

Historical Data:
The Excel workbook I created and posted HERE includes a breakout of monthly final building permits for all Oregon jurisdictions from 1997-2017 and a statewide total. The data is from a HUD MS Access database, to which I added the county name and jurisdiction name (instead of just codes). 

The workbook includes a pivot table that in default view lists all the jurisdictions and displays permit counts by category: ALL, SF, MF, 1-2 units, 3-4 units, and 5+ units. Pull downs at the top allow selection of years and months. 

Current Data:
The link HERE will take you to a web page that shows the most up to date preliminary permit data for 2018 for all Oregon permitting jurisdictions and a statewide total. August 2018 data is the most recent data available, but using the link in the future should include the most recent month available. 

The link HERE has the same preliminary 2018 data by month, but will produce a CSV download that will make it easier to filter, add pivot tables , and do other data analysis. 

(Note: The two 2018 links above may take a while to load, so be patient).

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog

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