Preserving historic landmarks and districts

The Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) is the City's regulatory agency for local Historic District Landmarks Commissions outside of the Vieux Carre. Established in 1976, this agency provides the staff and office space for the two Commissions, the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission and the Central Business District Historic District Landmarks Commission.

The two Commissions safeguard the heritage of the City by preserving and regulating historic landmarks and historic districts which reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history. They preserve and enhance the quality of neighborhoods, strengthening the City's economic base, stimulating the tourist industry improving property values, fostering economic development, and encouraging growth.

Public Comments

Written Public Comment will be collected until the day before the meeting at 4:00 p.m. and will be forwarded for review prior to the meeting.  Written comments will NOT be read aloud during the hearing.  Please send written public comments to

Live Public Comment will be allowed during the public comment period for each application during the public hearing. 

  1. During the public hearing, for each application, the Chairman will ask if there is any public comment for that particular application. 
  2. The chairman will call on speakers one at a time.
  3. Each speaker will have two minutes for public comment.

Historic District Landmark Commission

(504) 658-7051
1300 Perdido St 7th floor New Orleans, LA 70112


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New Orleans HDLC Meetings

July 10, 2024 1:30 PM

June 5, 2024 1:30 PM

New Orleans HDLC Architectural Review Committee Meetings

July 23, 2024 12:30 PM

June 18, 2024 12:30 PM

CBD HDLC Meetings

July 10, 2024 10:00 AM

June 5, 2024 10:00 AM

CBD HDLC Architectural Review Committee Meetings

July 23, 2024 9:30 AM

June 18, 2024 9:30 AM

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August 1, 2022 | From City of New Orleans

Increased fine for owners who demolish historic structures without approval

The State of Louisiana and City of New Orleans have increased the maximum amount a property owner can be fined for illegally demolishing a historic structure.

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