Staff inspectors survey buildings in the Vieux Carré to ensure work in progress conforms to specifications listed on posted permit(s). Any work not "permitted" in advance by the Commission will be cited and/or stopped accordingly. Violations include:
any exterior work executed without a permit
improper or illegally placed signs
lack of maintenance to the exterior of buildings including but not limited to deteriorated millwork, missing stucco, deterioration or lack of mortar, lack of paint, missing or deteriorated architectural elements, missing/broken windows, etc.
When a violation is noted, the owner of the property is notified in writing and requested to contact the Commission in order to resolve the problem. Staff is available to assist the property owner in understanding the policies and regulations of the Commission.
If the property owner fails to respond to the violation notice or is unwilling to correct the problem, the Commission files an affidavit of charges against parties responsible for the violations with the City's Administrative Adjudication Bureau and/or the applicable court(s). Commission inspectors are deputized by the New Orleans Police Department and may issue a summons directly to a responsible party on the premises for certain violations.
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