January home permitting activity shows annual increase in Clark County

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Homebuilding activity in Clark County picked up in January from the same month last year, but dropped a bit from the previous month, according to a county report issued Tuesday.

Clark County's Community Development Department issued 62 permits to build single-family homes in unincorporated parts of the county last month, up nearly 15 percent from 54 permits issued in January 2013. January's total was down 14 percent from the 72 permits handed out in December 2013.

January's 62 permits for single-family homes were valued at $21 million. There were 54 permits valued at $15.5 million in January 2013.