Navigation Search Map (504) 658-4000

Translate this page

The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Building Permits & Licenses

Street

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A permit is required to locate a dumpster in public view in front of your property in the City of New Orleans.

A permit is required to locate a dumpster in public view in front of your property in the City of New Orleans. Depending on the details of your work, you may need other permits to comply with the building, electrical, and mechanical codes of the City.

Fees

  • $40 application fee 
  • Dumpsters placed on the public right-of-way in areas not under parking meter control are subject to the charge of $20 per day, for every 22 feet of space occupied, based on a 6 day work week
  • Dumpsters placed in metered locations require the rental of all occupied metered spaces

Required documents/steps

Issuing agency

Public Works

You may also need

User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A permit is required to establish a construction zone in the City of New Orleans.

A permit is required to establish a construction zone in the City of New Orleans. Depending on the details of your work, you may need other permits to comply with the building, electrical, and mechanical codes of the City.

Fees

Required documents/steps

Issuing agency

Public Works

You may also need

User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A Street/Sidewalk Cut permit is required for cutting and digging within the public right-of-way as defined by the City of New Orleans Code.

A Street/Sidewalk Cut permit is required for cutting and digging within the public right-of-way as defined by the City of New Orleans Code Sections 146-436 et seq. Depending on the details of your work, you may need other permits to comply with all other pertinent laws, ordinances, and statutes of the City.

Fees

  • $40 application fee plus:
    • Cuts in Streets with Concrete Foundations: 1st year $1.20 per square foot during the first year of street maintenance
    • Cuts in Streets with Concrete Foundations: 2nd year $1.00 per square foot during the second year of street maintenance 
    • Cuts in Streets with Concrete Foundations: 3rd year $0.90 per square foot during the third year of street maintenance 
    • Street Maintenance: Cuts in Streets with Concrete Foundations - 4th year $0.70 per square foot during the fourth year of street maintenance 
    • Street Maintenance: Cuts in Streets with Concrete Foundations - 5th year $0.60 per square foot during the fifth year of street maintenance

Required documents/steps

Before beginning any work, download and review in detail the Department of Public Works Permit Process GuideAll forms indicated in the steps below are included in the Guide.

Step 1: Field Discovery – Explore the area to be cut to determine if other facilities (for example: trees, cable, drainage) are in the area. Use Form SD 200 to assess this.

Step 2: Agency Discovery and Review – Complete drawings of the area to be cut. Please refer to form SD 200 to determine which agencies you need to visit with your drawings.

Step 3: Scale drawings – Applicant prepares scale drawings, including all other facilities present in the proposed area to be cut. You must present two (2) copies of the scaled drawings to the Department of Public Works – Maintenance Division

Step 4: Preparation of Application – Applicant prepares application for service cuts (SD 100) and attaches scale drawings, pre-permit discovery and review (SD 200) and Covenant for Plan Review (SD 300). Application then needs to be reviewed by:

  • Sewerage and Water-Drainage/Electric: 8800 S. Claiborne Ave. 
  • Department of Public Works – Traffic and Street Project Manager: 1300 Perdido St., 6W03 
  • Department of Public Works – Maintenance Division: 838 S. Genois St., 2nd Fl. Step

5: Apply for Permit – Bring all documents with relevant approvals (no incomplete applications will be reviewed) to the Department of Public Works – Maintenance Division - 1300 Poydras St., Rm 6W03

  • Application (SD 100)
  • Pre-permit discovery and review memo (SD 200)
  • Covenant for Plan Review (SD 300)
  • Two (2) copies of drawings to scale

Step 6: Post Approval – Upon approval, a copy of the permit and scale drawing will be forwarded to applicable agencies and utilities. Please visit the Public Works Permit Process Guide for more details and special provisions.

Issuing agency

Public Works

You may also need

User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A Driveway or Curb Cut permit is required to repair or replace your driveway or curb.

A Driveway or Curb Cut permit is required to repair or replace your driveway or curb.  Deposit fees are refundable upon approved completion of work by the City of New Orleans. Depending on the details of your work, you may need other permits to comply with the building, electrical, and mechanical codes of the City.

Fees

  • $40 application fee, plus
    • Deposit of $0.50 per sq. ft. of driveway area (min. $125) (100% refundable upon completion of work)

Required documents/steps

Issuing agency

Public Works

You may also need

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Business
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A Sidewalk Café permit is required to operate a food and/or drink service on a sidewalk in the City of New Orleans.

A Sidewalk Café permit is required to operate a food and/or drink service on a sidewalk in the City of New Orleans. Depending on the details of what is being sold in your café, you may need other permits to comply with the applicable City of New Orleans Code.

Fees

  • $850 permit fee for Canal Street between N. and S. Claiborne Ave. and the Mississippi River
  • $250 permit fee for all other areas
  • $2/sq ft fee due annually

Required documents/steps

  • Sidewalk Café Application
  • Graphic requirement drawing 
  • Copy of occupational license 
  • Drawing, pictures, catalogues of all furniture elements 
  • Letter from property owner in support of café 
  • Copy of Alcohol Beverage Permit (if applicable)

Issuing agency

Public Works, Bureau of Revenue

You may also need

User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A Meter Rental permit is required to block off a street parking meter for a defined period of time.

A Meter Rental permit is required to block off a street parking meter for a defined period of time. Depending on the details of your work, you may need specific special event permits or other permits to comply with the Code of the City of New Orleans.
The Parking Division is located at 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 801, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 658-8200
 

Fees

  • Meter Rental
    • $40 application fee
    • $45 service charge per meter
    • $30 daily meter rental charge per meter (Central Business District) 
    • $40 daily meter rental charge per meter (French Quarter & Canal Street) 
    • $20 daily meter rental charge per meter (Other)
  • Meter Removal
    • $40 application fee 
    • $305 removal service charge per meter 
    • $30 daily meter rental charge per meter (Central Business District) 
    • $40 daily meter rental charge per meter (French Quarter & Canal Street) 
    • $20 daily meter rental charge per meter (Other)

Required documents/steps

Complete and submit Meter Rental Permit

Issuing agency

Public Works

You may also need

Film Permit Building Permit

User guides

Special Event Guide

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A sidewalk repair permit is required to perform repairs to a City right of way.

A sidewalk repair permit is required to perform repairs to a City right of way.

Depending on the details and location of your work, you may need other building related permit or other permits to comply with the Code of the City of New Orleans.


The Department of Public Works will review all Sidewalk Repair Applications. Applications may be submitted to the One Stop on the 7th Floor of City Hall (1300 Perdido St., Rm. 7W03). Questions about the application can be directed (504) 658-8030. 

 

Fees

  • Sidewalk Repair
    • Canal St. (between Claiborne Ave & City Park Ave) Per City Code Sec. 146-186 $20 application fee
    • Downtown Development District Per City Code Sec. 146-193 DDD approval will be required. $40 application fee
    • Vieux Carre’ Per City Code Sec.146-194  $0.60 per square foot, 90% refundable after one year.

Required documents/steps

  • If your application is for work in the following areas:
    • Canal St. (between Claiborne Ave & City Park Ave) Per City Code Sec. 146-186 Parks and Parkways’ approval will be required. Parks and Parkways is located at 2829 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70122. (504) 658-3200
    • Downtown Development District Per City Code Sec. 146-193 DDD approval will be required. The DDD is located at 201 St. Charles Ave., #3912, New Orleans, LA 70170. (504) 561-8927
    • Vieux Carre’ Per City Code Sec.146-194 VCC approval will be required. Vieux Carre is located at 1300 Perdido St., Rm 7W03, New Orleans, LA 70112. (504) 658-7100
​Once you have obtained any required approvals, please submit the Sidewalk Repair Application to the One Stop at 1300 Perdido St. Rm,Rm  7W03, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Issuing agency

Public Works

You may also need

Contact

Questions about the application can be directed (504) 658-8030. 

 
Add to Twitter Add to Newsvine Add to Reddit Add to Yahoo Bookmarks Add to Yahoo MyWeb Add to Facebook Add to LinkedIn Add to Digg Add to Google Bookmarks Add to Terchnorati Add to StumbleUpon Add to Delicious

Last updated: 10/30/2013 4:51:59 PM

Was this page helpful?
 
 

 
 Security code