Unincorporated Garfield County has experienced an increase in the number of residential building permits issued in 2021. Through October of this year, the Garfield County Community Development Department (CommDev) has issued 242 permits, which is the most since 2007, prior to the Great Recession. In 2007, 281 residential permits were issued for the entire year, and 226 were issued in all of 2020. Residential permits include single-family dwellings, manufactured homes, and other work, such as additions, alterations, and remodels. Overall, 453 total building permits have been issued through October in unincorporated Garfield County, compared to 508 all of last year.