Continuing a trend over last few months, building permits issued by the city in October again fell in valuation but rose in actual numbers compared to a year ago.

The city of Mesquite issued a total of 156 permits in October across all categories valued at $7.226 million. Even though the number of permits rose from last year’s 142, the dollar value decreased by $2.494 million dollars from $9.720 million in 2018.

The city issued three commercial building permits last month totally $531,378. That compares to one permit last year valued at $250,800.

Three commercial modification permits were issued this year with a valuation of $596,347 compared to four last year worth $649,442.

The city issued three new business permits in October up from one last year.

As usual, the number of single-family residence permits led the pack with 22 issued last month valued at $5.094 million. That’s down considerably from last year when the city issued 32 permits in this category valued at $7.802 million.

Pulte Homes of Nevada took out 13 permits for new homes in the Sun City Mesquite development. Nevada Residential Construction (NRC) was issued five permits. Jackson Contracting, Maves Construction, View Point Contractors and a private builder were each issued one permit.

The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $406,926 with the least expensive permit valued at $142,896.

The city issued seven residential modification permits valued at $23,756 compared to October 2018 when seven permits valued at $39,969 were issued.

Permits for block walls increased from 15 last year valued at $57,170 to 18 this year valued at $373,938.

Eleven permits for swimming pools were issued by the city last month, valued at $172,596. Last October, the city issued six permits for pools valued at $129,868.

One grading permit was issued last month compared to two issued in October 2018. No demolition permits were issued.