The number of new home building permits issued by the city of Mesquite took a sizeable leap in October when homebuilders took out 29 permits valued at $6.563 million compared to 18 permits with a valuation of $3.555 million a year ago.

That led the way to the total valuation of almost $7 million worth of building permits issued for 120 permits.

Pulte Homes of Nevada took out 19 permits for new single family homes in Sun City Mesquite, the most taken in one month in years. NRC took out five permits, LHSC, Inc. took three and Jackson Contracting, LLC took out two.

The highest single value for any one permit was $446,004 in the Lascala subdivision while the lowest value was $142,896 in Sun City Mesquite.

Eight residential modification permits valued at $23,716 were issued in October compared to 14 permits last year worth $77,154.

Three commercial modification permits were taken with two of them for work at a building co-located with Ace Hardware on West First South Street. The third permit was for work at the Eureka Casino Resort. That equals the number issued in October 2015.

Trade West Construction took out a grading permit for work at the intersection of Horizon Boulevard and Hardy Way. One demolition permit was issued for work at Smith’s grocery story.

Last year the city issued six permits for new businesses but only one this year.

The number of permits taken out for block walls doubled from five last year to 10 this year. Usually, block wall permits are an indication of future construction.

Closing in on the end of the year, the number of permits issued so far stands at 1,073 compared to 882 at this point in time in 2015. Valuation of the permits issued through October is $53.362 million compared to $36.298 in October 2015.