Through September this year, there have been 4,270 single-family home permits issued in the eight-county Kansas City area.
That total compared to 3,449 in the January-September period a year ago represents the highest year-to-date total in nine years.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said multi-family construction permits also reached their highest in a decade, with a year-to-date total of 3,521.
The association said every county in the metro area reported increased permit activity, with Cass, Miami and Wyandotte counties registering the biggest percentage increases. In raw numbers, Johnson, Clay and Jackson counties had the most activity.
Kansas City led single-family permitting with 887 units in the first nine months of the year.