With two months left in the year, building permits have already shattered the record set last year in the city of Minot.
The dollar figure is massive -- in fact, in October of this year alone, about 65 million dollars worth of projects were given permits.
In the entire year of 2009 the dollar figure was about 66 million.
So here is where we stand now.
Through the first 10 months of 2012, just over 279-million dollars worth of building permits have been handed out by the city of Minot.
The record year was 2011 when the total was 204-point-five million.
It has city officials still very busy with paperwork trying to get as much work done while it can be...
(Donna Bye - Minot City Planner) "We have still seen very aggressive requests on building permits. We have seen them on project reviews and we have lots of site plan reviews that normally don't have to go through a committee process so those plans come through the office and lots of those were trying to get started before the snow fell."
A big rise in new home construction has been seen this year as you might expect.
Last year 286 homes were permitted -- and already this year that number is at 350.