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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Tents & Stages

Entertainment Permit - Stage(s), Reviewing Stand, Bracing, Banner, Projection, Concession Stand

Building/Construction, Mardi Gras, Event/Film
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A permit is required to erect a stage, reviewing stand, bracing (for balconies), a concession stand or to display a banner or projection screen/light for any purpose and is often needed along with other special event permits/licenses. This ensures compliance with the building, electrical, and mechanical codes of the City. 

Required documents/steps

For stages, you will need a statement, with a live seal from a Louisiana Registered Architect or Civil Engineer stating:

  • The structure is capable of withstanding a minimum 130 PSF live load
  • The structure will provide a 42” high guardrail for public safety
  • Stairs will have risers not more than 7” high and treads not less than 11” wide
  • Stairs will have handrails not less than 34” high and not more than 38” high
  • The width of landings will not be less than the width of the stairways/ramps they serve
  • Submit all to the One Stop Shop, City Hall, 7th floor, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans 70112

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Last updated: 6/7/2016 11:18:45 AM

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