Permits this year have skyrocketed in value according to the Portage la Prairie Planning District's Building Report.

The report, which combines permits from the City and Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, shows 35 new permits through April, valued at $6,841,000.

The most valuable category in April was Residential, with five new single permits worth $1,730,000. There were also 14 repair permits worth $1,203,000 and four mobile home permits valued at $487,000.

Commercial permits also carried some value, with three repair permits worth $2,808,000. There was also a single new permit in this category worth $300,000.

Two plumbing and RTM permits were also approved in the Miscellaneous category, valued at $313,000. There were also various other permits, however, these hold no official value.

Looking at 2024 year-to-date, there have been 76 approved permits valued at $279,247,000. To this point in 2023, there were 57 permits worth $30,254,000.

Building Report.