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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Current Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) is the law that governs land use throughout the City of New Orleans. The CZO includes lists of permitted land uses for each of the City’s zoning districts, in addition to height limits, setback requirements, urban design standards, operational rules, and other regulations.       

The CZO is broken into a series of Articles that cover citywide standards, individual zoning district regulations, and the processes for variances, conditional use permits, and other land use reviews.

Click here to link to the Planning and Zoning Lookup Tool, which can be used to identify the zoning of a particular property.

Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Articles

ARTICLE 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 2 - DEFINITIONS
ARTICLE 3 - ZONING DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 4 - RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

  • Includes RS-1, RS-1A, RS-2, RD-1, RD-2, RD-3, RD-4, RM-1, RM-2, RM-2A, RM-3, RM-4

ARTICLE 5 - BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

  • Includes MS, RO, RO-1, B-1, B-1A, B-2, C-1, C-1A, C-2

ARTICLE 6 - CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS

  • Includes CBD-1, CBD-2, CBD-2B, CBD-3, CBD-4, CBD-5, CBD-6, CBD-7, CBD-8, CBD-9

ARTICLE 7 - INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS

  • Includes BIP, SI, LI, HI, MU-A

ARTICLE 8 - VIEUX CARRÉ HISTORIC DISTRICTS

  • Includes VCR-1, VCR-2, VCC-1, VCC-2, VCS, VCS-1, VCE, VCE-1, VCP

ARTICLE 9 - HISTORIC MARIGNY/TREMé DISTRICTS

  • Includes HMR-1, HMR-2, HMR-3, HMC-1, HMC-2, HMLI

ARTICLE 9A - LAKE AREA ZONING DISTRICTS

  • Includes LRS-1, LRS-2, LRS-3, LRD-1, LRD-2, LRM-1, LRM-2, LB-1, LB-2, LC, LP, LM

ARTICLE 10 - OVERLAY ZONING DISTRICTS, MISCELLANEOUS ZONING DISTRICTS, PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS AND DESIGN REVIEW DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 11 - SUPPLEMENTARY USE STANDARDS
ARTICLE 12 - GENERAL SIGN REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 13 - NONCONFORMING USES
ARTICLE 14 - BOARD OF ZONING ADJUSTMENTS
ARTICLE 15 - SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 16 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 17 - BUILDING PERMITS AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 18 - INTERIM ZONING DISTRICTS

 
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Last updated: 11/15/2013 9:10:05 AM

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