Banner Permit

A permit is required for any banner in the City of New Orleans. The City’s sign regulations are designed to: protect the public safety – so that signs do not fall down on pedestrians or customers, prevent signs from becoming projectiles in the event of heavy winds or rains, regulate the aesthetics of an area as to the size and number of signs visible at any given time.


Same day, unless additional approvals must be secured


  • $150

Required Documents

  • Check to see if your building is located in a historic district or in the French Quarter  – if so, permits and approvals from the HDLC or VCC need to be acquired.
  • Letter from property owner or lease giving permission for property use for the permit purpose, if applicant is not the owner 
  • Measurements of the frontage of tenant space and the square footage of the wall in which the business has its main entrance 
  • Sketch of proposed signing clearly indicating the copy and detailing colors and sizes

You May Also Need

  • Electrical Permit, if applicable
  • Review by the City Planning Commission staff, the Historic District Landmarks Commission, or the Vieux Carré Commission depending on the location of your business.

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