The federal government assembles construction permit data by property type for counties, MSAS, states, and the nation. The data are published monthly in the Bureau of the Census’s C-40 Report. WEFA also reports permits by MSA and county but divides permits into two categories: residential and a single category called commercial.
Summary database provides numbers on projects, contract value, square footage and number of dwelling units (for housing) for 209 structure types at the county level. The database can be purchased on an annual subscription basis or on an as-needed basis.