New single-family home construction in unincorporated Franklin County was up during the month of October.

The county building department issued eight permits for new dwellings during the month, compared to six in October 2011.

In September, the county issued 12 permits for new dwellings, a decline from 15 in September 2011.

In August, the county issued only three permits for new single-family homes, down from 11 during the same month a year prior.

June and July also were below the prior year’s mark.

The eight properties permitted in October had a combined estimated construction cost of $1,200,000, or $150,000 each

The September average was $2,172,000 for 12 properties.

The county issued other permits in October as well.

The following are the number and type of permits issued, as well as the estimated construction costs associated with each:

Churches and other religious buildings, one permit, $5,000;

Public works and utilities, one permit, $25,000;

Other nonresidential buildings, seven permits, including a veterinary hospital off Highway 100, $1,254,000;

Structures other than building, three permits, $70,000;

Residential additions, modifications, 13 permits, $1,054,484;

Nonresidential additions, modifications, three, $155,000;

Residential garage and carport additions, seven, $421,025;

The following permits do not have construction cost estimates associated with them.

Manufactured homes, four permits;

Electric permits, 25; and

Sewer permits, eight.

Through October, the county has issued 73 permits for single-family homes. Through October 2011, that number was 91.

New homes built in unincorporated parts of the county require permits from the county building department.

In all, the county issued 80 permits in October, which is up from the total number in October 2011, at 63.