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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Event/Film Permits & Licenses

Street Closures & Meter Rentals

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Business, Event/Film
Category:
Location
Duration:
Temporary
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 special event permits or other permits to comply with the building, electrical, and mechanical codes of the City.

Restrictions

Parking Lanes without meters, Loading Zones, Passenger Zones, Sidewalks, Cab Stands, and Carriage Stands must also be rented and permitted for use.  

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

Issuing agency

Public Works

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Type:
Permit
Classification:
Event/Film
Category:
Location
Duration:
Temporary
Apply online?
No

A Temporary Use permit is required to use the City of New Orleans neutral ground for any purpose for any period of time.

A Temporary Use permit is required to use the City of New Orleans neutral ground for any purpose for any period of time. Depending on the details of your event, you may need special event or other permits to comply with the building, electrical, and mechanical codes of the City. 

Fees

Fees vary depending on the nature of the event, please contact the City of New Orleans Parks and Parkways for more information - (504) 658-3201. Major event fees include:

  • A non-refundable $50.00 processing deposit is required before space for event is reserved
  • Usage fee and refundable Litter/Damage deposit due
    • immediately upon booking if there is less than 30 days before the event
    • 30 days after confirmation of booking
  • Overtime Fees, start at:  $50.00/hour

Required documents/steps

  • Please review the Parks and Greenspace Rental Process guidelines 
  • Create a reservation for the space by:
    • Calling the department (504) 658-3200 or by email ParksandParkways@nola.gov 
    • Filing a booking request form by fax (504) 658-3227 or by email ParksandParkways@nola.gov
  • Fill out booking form for requested park:
    • General Booking, if applicable
    • Payment of fees is required within 14 days of reservation
    • Liability Insurance Certificate with City of New Orleans as holder of the certificate is required for Contracts are required for all events Copies of all related permits must be received before final approval is granted
Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Event/Film
Category:
Location
Duration:
Temporary
Apply online?
No

A Street Closure permit issued to an individual or organization is required to temporarily close a street for an event of noncommercial purposes.

A Street Closure permit issued to an individual or organization is required to temporarily close a street for an event of noncommercial purposes. This is in accordance with the Department of Public Works Section 146-583 of the Code of the City of New Orleans. The Director of Public Works is authorized by this law to collect fees and impose conditions for issuance. Please allow at least two (2) weeks for processing.

Other departments and agencies involved in this process, which are to receive notification of all street
closure requests include the following:
 
  • New Orleans Police Department
  • Department of Public Works
  • Department of Parks and Parkways
  • Department of Sanitation
  • Department of Safety and Permits
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Property Management
  • Regional Transit Authority
  • Department of Fire
 

Restrictions

Approval from the NOPD Captain of the district in which the event is to take place. If the NOPD Captain will not approve the event, the City will not issue a permit.

 

Fees

Fees are based on type of activity, what is being sold and amount of gross sales. Click here for the City of New Orleans code, including more information about fees.

Required documents/steps

  • Secure approval from the NOPD Captain of the district in which the event is to take place. Find your district Captain here.
  • Complete the Master Event Application, plus:
  • Supplement B - Street Closure/Block Party
  • Supplement G - Safety and Security 
  • Plan/contract to dispose of all waste 
  • Petition stating there are no objections to the proposed closure must be signed by 100 percent of the residents, property owners or property managers occupying both sides of the block to be closed. Include: names, addresses and phone numbers. (template included in Supplement B above)
      • ​If the street contains a neutral ground (median), the Director of the Department of Parks and Parkways must approve of the closure. 
      • If the Street borders City property, the Department of Property Management must be contacted at (504) 658-3600 to obtain written approval of the closure.
      • If the street is on an RTA bus route, Department of Public Works will contact the RTA for approval and written agreement must be obtained for RTA to re-route the buses. E-mail notification is acceptable.
    • NOTE: ONLY NOPD OFFICERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO CLOSE A PUBLIC STREET. SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES OR SECURITY GUARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. If the NOPD determines that additional officers are required due to number of attendees, location or unique security issues, the applicant will need to work with NOPD to provide extra security (details included in Supplement G above)
    • The applicant must work with NOPD to arrange for pre-approved traffic control devices (barricades, signs, etc.) as required by the Department of Public Works. Barricades are free of charge if the event organizers arrange for the pickup and return to NOPD (a deposit will be required).
    • The applicant must also agree to any further requirements (including, but not limited to: meter rental, meter removal or towing services) that may be imposed by the Department of Public Works
  • Submit all applications and supporting documents to the One Stop Shop, City Hall, 7th floor, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans 70112

Issuing agency

Public Works

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Last updated: 11/6/2013 3:33:02 PM

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