Rank State Building Permits
1 Texas 135,514
2 Florida 64,810
3 California 58,549
4 North Carolina 48,692
5 Washington 28,118
6 Virginia 27,278
7 New York 24,872
8 Georgia 24,350
9 Colorado 23,301
10 Arizona 21,726
11 Tennessee 20,147
12 Pennsylvania 18,796
13 South Carolina 18,708
14 New Jersey 17,939
15 Ohio 16,905
16 Minnesota 16,095
17 Maryland 15,217
18 Illinois 13,797
19 Indiana 13,781
20 Alabama 13,506
21 Louisiana 13,018
22 Utah 13,007
23 Missouri 12,297
24 Wisconsin 12,041
25 Oklahoma 11,930
26 Michigan 11,692
27 Massachusetts 11,111
28 Oregon 10,608
29 North Dakota 10,340
30 Kentucky 9,725
31 Iowa 9,501
32 Nevada 9,071
33 Arkansas 8,231
34 Idaho 6,265
35 Kansas 6,252
36 Nebraska 6,116
37 Mississippi 6,039
38 New Mexico 4,672
39 Connecticut 4,669
40 South Dakota 4,178
41 Delaware 4,091
42 District Of Columbia 3,823
43 Maine 3,001
44 Hawaii 2,993
45 Montana 2,736
46 West Virginia 2,718
47 New Hampshire 2,296
48 Wyoming 2,110
49 Vermont 1,301
50 Alaska 994
51 Rhode Island 731