Sonoma County builders pulled 318 permits for new homes in the first half of the year, a 25-percent jump from 2010 but still among the lowest results in decades.
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Homeowners can apply for the proper permits by Feb. 1 and avoid civil penalties and investigative fees.
Sonoma County builders pulled just 132 permits for single-family homes in the first seven months of the year, compared to 219 for the same period in 2009, according the Construction Industry Research Board in Burbank.
County builders took out just 34 permits for new single-family homes in the first three months of the year, down from last year, which ended up as the worst in more than four decades.
Home construction in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties falls to the lowest levels in four decades.