Ensuring every building is in compliance with City Code

The Department of Code Enforcement works to eliminate blight in New Orleans by ensuring every building is in compliance with City Code and enforcing building codes against properties that are determined to be public nuisances. The purpose is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public and the owners and occupants of dwellings and dwelling units used or intended to be used for the purposes of human habitation. 

Department of Code Enforcement

(504) 658-5050 Email Department of Code Enforcement
1340 Poydras St Suite 1100 New Orleans, LA 70112

To report a code violation, call 311.
To obtain hearing Information, call (504) 658-5050

Code Enforcement

Programs & Initiatives
Chapter 66 Grass Cutting Program

The City of New Orleans’ can cut the grass on private property when the owners’ fail to do so.

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Programs & Initiatives
Mow to Own Program

The Mow-to-Own, Good Neighbor Opportunity Program empowers adjacent property owners to acquire qualifying properties adjudicated to the City of New Orleans.

Download the Proposed Regulations 

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Programs & Initiatives
Graffiti Abatement

The City of New Orleans has launched a graffiti abatement initiative designed to address the city's long-standing issues with graffiti vandalism.

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Adjudication Hearings

Code Enforcement regularly holds adjucation hearings on specific blighted properties. 

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Code Enforcement
Latest News

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March 11, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Begins Demolition of Blighted Property at 1031 N. Claiborne Ave., 1440 Henriette Delille St.

The City of New Orleans today began the demolition of the abandoned property located at 1031 N. Claiborne Ave. 

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