By Richard H. Dyer | Apache Junction Gold Canyon Independent
2018 was a banner year for the issuing of building permits in the ZIP code of 85118, which includes the community of Gold Canyon, according to data from Pinal County.
It was the only year to break 400 permits issued, according to county records for 2014-18.
Building permits are required for much of the work done on a dwelling or a business, from mechanical, plumbing and electrical to additions, spas, solar equipment and new homes and businesses. Permits are issued by the Pinal County Building Safety Department, which primarily services the unincorporated areas of the county, including Gold Canyon, around Apache Junction and in county islands. The City of Apache Junction issues its own building permits.