Construction permits for new single-family homes are up over the same time period last year, according to to the latest report.

Through June, the county building department had issued 67 permits for single-family homes compared to 49 in the same time period last year.

These are only construction permits for homes in unincorporated Franklin County, not municipalities, which issue their own permits.

The total value of the 15 permits for single-family homes in June was $3.6 million.