The final numbers for new homes and total building permit values in Dell Rapids were reported during the latest regular city council meeting on Monday, January 3rd. Dell Rapids had 17 new homes built in 2021, which is up from 10 in 2020 and 12 in 2019. The city also had one new commercial building in the Industrial Park in 2021.
Even though new home numbers increased, the total building permit value total for 2021 was down just slightly in 2021 from 2020. The city had a total of $6,715.992.36 in building permit value in 2021 compared to $7,238,823 in 2020. The $6.7 million, however, is still higher than the values reported in 2018 ($6.2 million) and 2019 ($4.09 million).
The council has yet to hear to final sales tax total for 2021. The latest report included through the month of November, and numbers were trending to show have an increase in 2021.