Building permits increase in variety, worth and region


The number of building permits authorized during January 2022 stood at 535. The overall benefit of these permits achieved €165.5 million and the overall area 158. thousand square meters. These creating permits supply for the building of 640 dwelling units.

In contrast to January 2021, the variety of making permits issued rose by 8.3%, their whole benefit rose by 3.4% and their whole space by 10.1%.

Even so, the quantity of permits issued for new properties (dwellings) fell -8.8%.

The 534 permits were authorised for the adhering to:

  • Residential properties – 361 (a fall of 3.5% from the 374 issued in January 2021)
  • Non-household structures – 83 (an boost of 27.7% from the 65 issued in January 2021)
  • Civil engineering initiatives – 35 (an enhance of 52.2% from the 23 issued in January 2021)
  • Division of plots of land – 46 (an boost of 58.6% from the 29 issued in January 2021)
  • Road design – 10 (an increase of 233.3% from the 3 issued in January 2021)

Setting up permits for new residences

The 631 household permits presented for the construction of 640 new residences (dwellings). These comprised 243 single properties, an enhance 18.% as opposed to the 206 authorised in January 2021, and 397 multiple housing models like apartments, semis, townhouses and other residential complexes a fall of 20.% compared to the 496 authorised in January 2021.

Of these 640 new properties, 222 are destined for Limassol, 216 for Nicosia, 112 for Paphos, 70 for Larnaca and 20 for Famagusta.

Setting up Permits Issued for the Construction of New Houses
(Amount of Dwelling Models)

Month 2021 (Dwellings) 2022 (Dwellings) Boost/Lower %age Improve
January 702 640 -62 -8.8%
Totals 702 640 -62 -8.8%

In accordance to the Cyprus Statistical Company “Building permits represent a major indicator of potential action in the development sector.”

Additional studying

Press launch – Building Permits: January 2022