The paperwork caught up to last spring’s hail storm. Repair permits received by the town of Fort Mill have steadily risen since the May 23 storm and now account for more than half of all permits issued, officials said this week.
There have been 268 permits issued since the storm, increasing steadily from four in May to 80 in September. Most of the permits are for roof, siding and gutter repairs.
The lag between the storm and the number of permits issued can be explained by the time it takes for residents to file a claim, get an assessment and hire a contractor and apply for the permits before work can be done, Fort Mill Planning Director Joe Cronin said.