Marshall County Building Inspector Anticipates More Permits, Inspections Once Weather Changes

The Marshall County Commissioners heard a report from Building Inspector Chuck DeWitt on progress in his office so far this year.

He explained that 48 inspections were done in January and 52 were complete in February, which is a decrease from last year. DeWitt issued 18 permits in January and 19 in Feburary. He notes that the inclement weather throughout the two months did not help numbers. Forty-two permits have already been issued in March through March 14.

DeWitt’s office has taken in $3.97 million in permit fees compared to $1.58 million last year. He said there are a lot of larger projects this year.

He anticipates more inspections and permit applications once the weather breaks and the numbers could be better than last year.