County sees growth in building permits

5 Nov 2020


SHERIDAN — With two months still to go in the year, Sheridan County has reported building levels through October not seen in the area since the peak of the coalbed methane boom in 2008.

According to figures provided by Sheridan County Planner Mark Reid, the county has processed 101 building permits through 10 months of 2020 in unincorporated areas of the county. Numbers in that range have not been seen since 2008, when 100 permits were processed for the entire year. In 2007, 114 permits were processed.

The valuation of the permits has also increased. The value of the 101 permits from 2006 totaled $180,814.57. In comparison, those processed in 2020 have totaled $210,272.

The numbers, though, offer a mixed bag for the community, Reid said.

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