Where can I find historical building permit and housing start data?

Historical annual permit and start data for the state and counties of Florida back to 1976 as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau are published in Annual State and County Building Permits and Housing Starts. Each year’s data is broken down by single- and multifamily units permitted or started for the state and each county. Please note that the U.S. Census Bureau discontinued start data effective January 1, 2011.