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Deerfield Township leads in new permits

Posted August 10, 2020

Warren County’s Deerfield Township led all local jurisdictions through June with 141 single-family permits, reported the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati (HBA). Overall, single-family permits were down at the mid-year point by -4.7%, said the HBA.

“Much of the slowdown can be attributed to the lack of developable lots,” said Dan Dressman, Executive Director. “Builders are also starting to see delays in building supplies due to COVID-19, as well as increases in lumber prices resulting from the Canadian tariffs, “ he added.

A total of 1,388 single-family permits were issued through June of this year, compared to 1,457 in 2019. Construction permits were tracked from Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties.

Both Butler and Clermont Cos. experienced increases in June: Butler, 21.2%; Clermont 10.5%. Single-family permits in both Hamilton and Warren Cos. slowed in June: Hamilton -45.8%; Warren -5.5%.

The top ten markets in the four-county Southwest Ohio region for single-family during the first quarter were as follows.

  1. Deerfield Township (Warren Co.) -141
  2. Liberty Township (Butler Co.) – 131
  3. Hamilton Township (Warren Co.) – 83
  4. Miami Township (Clermont Co.) - 81
  5. City of Middletown (Warren Co.) - 58
  6. Batavia Township (Clermont Co.) – 53
  7. City of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) – 53
  8. Turtle Creek Township (Warren Co.) – 52
  9. Clear Creek Township (Warren Co.) – 50
  10. Village of Morrow (Warren Co.) - 46
  11. West Chester Township (Butler Co.) - 40

Below are the number of single-family permits issued in the four-county area through June 2020, compared to June 2019.

County 2020 2019 % Change (through June)
*Butler 294 293 +0.3%
*Clermont 252 257 -1.9%
**Hamilton 246 291 -15.5%
*Warren 596 616 -3.2%
Total 1388 1457 -4.7%

The HBA plans to host its 57th HOMEARAMA® at Walworth Junction, in the city of Cincinnati’s East End, Oct. 10-25. Visit www.CincyHomearama.com for specific details.

“Specific COVID-19 safety procedures will be implemented to ensure that attendees have both an enjoyable and safe experience,” said Dressman.

**Note: Totals in Hamilton Co. do not include any single-family permits issued from the City of Harrison because they were not made available to the data service collector.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati, established in 1934, represents residential construction interests in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Ross, and Warren counties in southwest Ohio.