From March 12, 2018 to December 12, 2018 the City of Panora issued 36 building permits to city residents including two for new homes, according to information supplied by city administrator Lisa Grossman. The most requested permit was for fences

(9) with seven permits issued for three projects each -- garages, decks and remodeling. Four permits were for demolition, three for driveways and two each for sidewalks and concrete work.

Other projects were plumbing, retaining wall, sign, a shed and the lighthouse at the Assembly of God Church.

In 2017 there were 21 permits issued, but none for new homes. However, there were two large business projects; a major renovation at the Nutriom Plant and a new storage bin at Heartland Coop.