Laws governing the City of New Orleans: Home Rule Charter, Code of Ordinances and the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.
City Laws and Ordinances
Offices defined by City charter.
Offices defined by State law.
Various boards, commissions and districts defined in both City and State law.
Boards and Commissions
NOLA 311 is New Orleans’ primary source of local government information and non-emergency services. Whether you are a local resident, visitor, or business, NOLA-311 will provide a prompt, courteous and professional customer service experience.
Submit request online
or dial 311 or (504) 539-3266
March 1, 2024 | From NOPD News
March 1, 2024 | From City of New Orleans
February 29, 2024 | From NOPD News
February 29, 2024 | From City of New Orleans
View all news
Access open City data via download or API.
Open Data at DataDriven
Growing library of dashboards tracking City dat and initiatives.
View spatial City data including the popular Property Viewer and Streetwise.
View online City tools and other City websites.
Websites & apps
Home » All City Services » Permits & Licenses » Building » Demolition Permit
A Demolition permit is required by an owner who wishes to demolish a building even if he/she plans to rebuild on the property. If the structure has been declared to be in “imminent danger of collapse” or a “public health nuisance” and is beyond repair, the owner is responsible for demolishing the property as soon as possible in order to not endanger other persons or property. This will most often occur following a major fire. It is the policy of the City that a building inspector, accompanied by a historic district inspector, conducts a site visit to verify the imminent threat of the property. If the structure poses no imminent threat and you have all the required documents and approvals a permit will be issued after the review process is completed.
New demolition permit application requirements went into effect on October 20, 2020
On this page
Back to top
Last updated: 1/17/2023 6:01:55 PM
Type an address to get zoning, district, and service information for your location