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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Building Permits & Licenses

Demolition

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction
Category:
Location
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An Interior Demolition permit is an optional permit that can be obtained prior to beginning construction on commercial renovation projects. This permit is required in order to begin removing interior (non-structural) walls, opening walls, or conducting exploratory demolitions when a full building permit has not yet been issued.

An Interior Demolition permit is an optional permit that can be obtained prior to beginning construction on commercial renovation projects. This permit is required in order to begin removing interior (non-structural) walls, opening walls, or conducting exploratory demolitions when a full building permit has not yet been issued. Interior Demolition permits are generally issued on the same day as application following review by a permit analyst. This permit does not allow for any exterior work and will not result in a Certificate of Occupancy or a Certificate of Completion. 

Duration: Same day.

Fees

  • $60 plus $5 per $1000 of demolition cost

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Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction
Category:
Location
Apply online?
Yes

A Demolition permit is required by an owner who wishes to demolish a building even if he/she plans to rebuild on the property. If the structure has been declared to be in “imminent danger of collapse” or a “public health nuisance” and is beyond repair, the owner is responsible for demolishing the property as soon as possible in order to not endanger other persons or property.

A Demolition permit is required by an owner who wishes to demolish a building even if he/she plans to rebuild on the property. If the structure has been declared to be in “imminent danger of collapse” or a “public health nuisance” and is beyond repair, the owner is responsible for demolishing the property as soon as possible in order to not endanger other persons or property. This will most often occur following a major fire. It is the policy of the City that a building inspector, accompanied by a historic district inspector, conducts a site visit to verify the imminent threat of the property. If the structure poses no imminent threat and you have all the required documents and approvals a permit will be issued after the review process is completed. 

Fees

  • $95 plus $5 per $1000 of demolition cost
  • If the demolition requires a Certificate of Appropriateness, a 50% surcharge is added to the permit fee
  • If a property requires Neighborhood Conservation District Committee review, the fee is $250 for residential structures and $500 for multi-family or commercial structures
  • If demolition started prior to permitting, there is a 500% penalty surcharge added to the original permit fee

Required documents/steps

Issuing agency

Safety and Permits

You may also need

User guides

Apply now
 
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Last updated: 11/6/2013 3:36:13 PM

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