Honorary Street Naming Dedication

The honorary street naming dedication program enables the city to commemorate individuals who have made significant contributions to the community and humanity. These memorials celebrate citizens without imposing substantial burdens associated with modification to the Official Street Map of the City. These honorary street names are meant to commemorate the honoree and do not replace the official street name or require re-addressing of the street. An honorary street dedication may also be applied to walkways, trails, or bicycle paths in addition to streets. 


The potential honoree must:

  • Have made a demonstrable and significant positive impact on the community or contributed to the cultural, economic, educational, intellectual, political, or scientific vitality of the community or have made an extraordinary contribution in the service of humanity;
    • Must be a natural person.
    • No juridical entities shall be considered; 
  • The city council shall consider the honorary street naming dedication at a Council  meeting. A decision to adopt an honorary street name based on the criteria in this section shall be effectuated through adoption of an ordinance. 

Applicants are responsible for all costs associated with the fabrication, installation, and
maintenance of honorary street dedication signs. Only upon receipt of funds in full will the signage be created and installed by the Department of Public Works.


$450 Application Fee (non-refundable)

Applicants are responsible for all costs associated with the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of honorary street dedication signs. 

The Department of Public Works will evaluate the cost of the signage, labor, and associated parts and equipment for honorary street dedication signs. This cost will be the full responsibility of the applicant. 


  1. Apply online at onestopapp.nola.gov or fill out and submit the PDF Application
  2. A complete statement of costs and impact statement will be provided by the Department of Public Works to the Council Chief of Staff within 45 days of application.
  3. Council Research will evaluate the application, costs, and impact statement, provide their recommendation, and request the Clerk of Council place the dedication on the Council Agenda within 45 days.
  4. The Council shall have 60 days from the meeting date at which this matter first appears on its agenda to act on the matter.

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