Building activity was down sharply in Summerland last month.

District staff issued 12 permits for work valued at $1.2 million, the lowest levels since at least 2015, according to data provided to council at its meeting Monday.

Through the first seven months of the year, however, the district was still on track for its best year since 2015, with 135 permits having been issued for $27.2 million worth of work.