Putnam building permits hit record high

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

COOKEVILLE – Just one month after the disastrous tornado hit Putnam County, building is at an all-time high in the county with a record of 40 building permits issued in April, according to numbers recently released by Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter. 

Of the 40 permits issued, 21 of them were for new single family homes, with six located in the tornado zone. 

This surpasses the 37 permits issued in March that included 16 new homes. None of those were related to the tornado, but six miscellaneous permits were issued for repairs to homes in that area.

April permits totaled $4,989,299. This is the highest level of construction that the county has seen dollar wise since March 2019, with April permits topping March permits by $999. 

Permits are up across the board from this point last year, with construction totals over $1 million ahead of last year’s July-April totals.

Michelle Price is the former managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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