It was a particularly strong year for building permits for the City of Moose Jaw in 2021. 

In the latest building permit valuation report, the project value of city permits in 2021 was over double compared to 2020. 

There were 242 permits issued this past year with a value of $66.8 million. Meanwhile, in 2020 the city issued 260 permits worth $30.9 million. Permits issued were down by 18, but the value of the projects was up $35.9 million. 

The building permit values were the fifth highest in the city's records dating back to 1970. The highest was 2014 with building permit values of $131.5 million.

In the month of December, 15 permits were issued with project values of $2.3 million, including a $1.5 million project at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. During the same time period in 2020, eight permits were issued worth $1.5 million. 

The city also saw a bit of a housing boom in 2021. Twenty-five new dwelling permits were issued in the past year with project values of $13.8 million, again double the value of 2020. In 2020, there were 20 new dwelling permits issued worth $7.7 million. 

Last month only one new dwelling permit was issued worth $369,000. It's about on par with last year when one permit was issued worth $550,000.