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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Residential Permits

Are you planting a tree between your sidewalk and the street? Putting up a sign in your neighborhood? Or, maybe you just want to get a residential parking permit. In this section you will find information related to applications and processes for obtaining Tree Planting, Tree Pruning, Residential Parking, and Neighborhood Sign Permits. Applications for many of these are accepted directly from residents. 

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Type:
Permit
Classification:
Right of Way
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A permit is required for planting shrubs or garden beds on City property.

A Public Green Space Planting Permit is required in order to plant shrubs and garden beds on neutral grounds, parks, playgrounds or public rights-of-way. The applicant must submit plans for the proposed planting in accordance with the Design Standards for Plantings on Public Green Space guidelines. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the applicant and the Department of Parks and Parkways for the maintenance of the proposed planting must be executed. The permit is free of charge. 

Fees

  • Free

Required documents/steps

  • Contact the Chief Landscape Architect at the Department of Parks and Parkways at (504) 658-3201 or ParksandParkways@nola.gov in order to submit the following: 
    • Scalable site plans including all major existing physical features, size and type of plant material
    • Maintenance plan including responsibility for watering
  • Plans must be in compliance with the Design Standards for Plantings on Public Greenspace guidelines
  • Execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for maintenance

Issuing agency

Parks and Parkways

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User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Business, Right of Way
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

You need a permit to plant a tree(s) on City property.

A Tree Planting permit is required to plant trees and shrubs in the public right of way (usually the area between the sidewalk and the street or neutral grounds). You must submit plans for the trees and/or shrubs intended to be planted and the permit is free of charge.  Applicant must agree to water the tree for one year.  There is a minimum caliper (diameter of tree) size of 2 inches and a crotch height requirement of 5 feet.

Fees

  • Free

Required documents/steps

  • Submit Tree Planting permit application and site plans
  • Site plans – these plans need not be to scale but must have dimensions noted on the plan for such items as driveways, poles, catch basins, width of r.o.w. strip, sidewalk width, distance from other trees.

Issuing agency

Parks and Parkways

You may also need

User guides

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

A Tree Maintenance permit is required to do any work on any City tree.

A Tree Maintenance permit is required to do any work on any City tree. The Louisiana licensed arborist must submit a description of the requested work, a copy of their license and an insurance certificate with the City of New Orleans as certificate holder. The permit is free of charge and lasts for 60 days.

Fees

  • Free

Required documents/steps

Arborist must submit via fax (504) 658-3227 or email parksandparkways@nola.gov the following documents:

  • Description of work including property address
  • Copy of current Louisiana arborist license
  • Insurance certificate showing the City of New Orleans as certificate holder

Issuing agency

Parks and Parkways

You may also need

  • Tree Planting Permit

User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Business, Right of Way, Sign
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A permit is required to place a permanent neighborhood sign on a neutral ground.

A permit is required to place a permanent neighborhood sign on a neutral ground. The sign design must be submitted to the City Planning Commission Design Review Committee. The neighborhood representative must submit scalable plans and elevations for the sign and the proposed site. The plans must include footing information. A memorandum of understanding between the applicant and the Dept. of Parks and Parkways for maintenance must be executed. 

Fees

  • Free

Required documents/steps

Issuing agency

Parks & Parkways, City Planning Commission, Public Works

User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Business, Right of Way
Category:
Business/Individual
Apply online?
No

A Residential Parking permit is required to park on certain streets during specific or very busy times in the City of New Orleans. Residential Parking permits are valid for specific neighborhoods and for a specific duration of time. More information and an application is available here: http://new.nola.gov/dpw/parking/

To obtain a permit, you must go to:

City of New Orleans - PARKING DIVISION 

RPP OFFICE
1340 Poydras Street Ste. 801
New Orleans, LA 70112

For questions about the Residenital Parking Program, please call (504) 658-8200.

A Residential Parking permit is required to park on certain streets during specific or very busy times in the City of New Orleans. Residential Parking permits are valid for specific neighborhoods and for a specific duration of time. More information and an application is available here: http://new.nola.gov/dpw/parking/

To obtain a permit, you must go to: 

City of New Orleans - PARKING DIVISION

RPP OFFICE
1340 Poydras Street Ste. 801
New Orleans, LA 70112

For questions about the Residential Parking Permit Program, please call (504) 658-8200.

Required documents/steps

Complete and submit to the Parking Division:

  • Residential Parking Permit Application (you must have a residential parking permit to apply for a visitor's permit)
  • Verification of your resident status
  • A lease or mortgage AND a utility bill (Entergy or Sewerage and Water Board) at the address for which you you would like a permit 
  • A copy of your current driver's license matching the address for which you would like a permit
  • A current vehicle registration matching the address

Note: When a vehicle is titled in a company's name and assigned to the resident for personal use, a letter from the company (on company stationary) must be presented identifying the resident; residential parking permit address; make, model and license plate number of the vehicle; and the motor vehicle registration identifying the company as the registered owner of the vehicle. 

  • Applicants with motor vehicles registered in another state may apply for a temporary 30-day permit. Applicants must present a valid driver's license and motor vehicle registration from their home state; a rental or lease agreement; and a utility bill (Entergy or Sewerage and Water Board) for the designated address. 

Issuing agency

Public Works
 
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Last updated: 11/5/2013 9:38:59 AM

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