NORTH PORT —North Port is on track to process a record number of building permit applications.

The 12,000 permits in this year’s pipeline already outnumber 2005, when North Port issued a record number. North Port projects over 13,000 to be issued before years end,

The COVID-19 pandemic has attributed to an increase of home improvement projects while people are in lock down.

Permits requests cover everything from back yard sheds to commercial properties. Single family home permits are likely to be up by years end.