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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Short Term Rental Administration

The Short Term Rental Administration is a division of the Department of Safety and Permits responsible for licensing of short term rental facilities and enforcement of the standards regulating their operation. The STR Administration works cooperatively with the Zoning Administration Division and the Administrative Hearings Bureau of the Department to effectively administer short term rental regulations of the City's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and the City Code.

Please note, all information provided on this site is informational only until the laws take effect on April 1, 2017. The City of New Orleans cannot cite property owners under these regulations until that date.

Now accepting applications!

Starting March 13, 2017, applications for Short Term Rental Licenses are being accepted both in person a the City's One Stop for Permits and Licenses on the 7th floor of City Hall and through the online permitting portal at If you're planning to apply in person, the application form is available at the bottom of this page.

STR Administration Contact Information

The STR Administration can be contacted via email using or by phone at (504) 658-7144.

Rules and Regulations

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 external link.

Registry of Approved Short-Term Rentals

Beginning on April 1, 2017, this site will be updated with the addresses and permit numbers of approved Short Term Rentals. This information can also be found at external linkby searching for the address of the property being researched.

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Last updated: 3/13/2017 10:18:39 AM

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