The number of building permits pulled by homebuilders in Fresno increased in August over the month before, but fell slightly in Visalia.
The city of Fresno building and safety services department reports that 77 building permits were issued last month compared to 60 in July. Last year at this time, the city issued 53 permits.
In Visalia, the number of permits issued remained about the same falling to 57 in August compared to 59 in July. In August 2014, 42 building permits were pulled.