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A Bed & Breakfast license is required for an establishment that is an owner-occupied residential structure which provides sleeping rooms for overnight paid occupancy of up to seven (7) nights.
A Bed & Breakfast license is required for an establishment that is an owner-occupied residential structure which provides sleeping rooms for overnight paid occupancy of up to seven (7) nights. Proof of owner-occupancy shall be established by submission of proof of a homestead exemption or is the premises or similar proof of owner-occupancy and a copy of the act of sale. Once the B&B reaches a certain number of rooms it becomes a hotel and is subject to other taxes and fees.
On December 1, 2016, the City Council adopted a series of ordinances which amended both the City's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and the City Code to define and permit "Short Term Rentals" in zoning districts throughout the city and to create a licensing process for these uses. These ordinances will take effect on April 1, 2017.
A complete summary of the regulations can be found here, and a table of what types of rentals are allowed in which zoning districts can be found here. To find out what your property is zoned, please use our lookup tool at property.nola.gov
The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance provides detailed use standards for operation of Short Term Rentals, which include, but are not limited to, the following will take effect on April 1, 2017:
The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance allows specific Short Term Rental types in specific zoning districts. The list below provides a summary of all zoning districts and what is allowed in each. If there is a "P" in the Use Table, that type of Short Term Rental is a permitted use and a license must be obtained to operate legally. If there is a "C" that means the use must receive specific approval as a Conditional Use. If the space is blank, the use is not allowed. To find the zoning of your property, please visit property.nola.gov .
Please note: the HU-B1A Overlay indicated on the City's property viewer does not modify the standards of any base zoning district other than the HU-B1A District and does not authorize an application for Conditional Use approval in any base zoning district other than the HU-B1A District.
In accordance with Section 26-617 of the City Code, the fee schedule for Short Term Rental licenses is as follows:
Last updated: 11/6/2013 12:04:41 PM