Cecil County sees surge in building permits for homes, apartments


Cecil County’s Office of Land Use and Development Services announced that the number of residential building permits is on the rise in the county.

As of June 30th, the Permits and Inspections office in the county bordering northern Delaware had already issued 160 residential building permits (which includes single-family homes, apartments, and townhomes) in 2019, thus putting the county on pace for more than 300 permits by the end of the year. For 2018, 191 residential building permits were written.

“The statistics seem to indicate that County Executive (Alan) McCarthy’s efforts to improve and streamline the permitting process is finally bearing fruit. Hopefully, these trends will continue in an upward fashion and lead to a solid renaissance in all segments of the residential home building market,” said Eric Sennstrom, land use director.

“Our continued efforts to improve infrastructure and broaden the employment base by bringing in new businesses and expanding opportunities with current companies, as well as instituting greater county-wide services and developing our parks, is drawing residents to Cecil County,” explained County Executive McCarthy. “I am very pleased with the direction we are headed.”

For more information about obtaining building permits in Cecil County, visit http://www.ccgov.org/government/land-use-development-services/permits-and-inspections-division.

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