January 11, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Reminds Residents of Healthy Homes Implementation and Public Meeting

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today reminded residents that effective Jan. 1, owners of rental properties are required to register for an Annual Healthy Homes Certificate of Compliance. Registration for the certificate of compliance is a requirement of the Healthy Homes Ordinance passed in November 2022.   

Proposed rules and regulations are now available at Healthy Homes - Home - City of New Orleans ( for viewing. The in-person meeting to discuss these proposed regulations will be held Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. in City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans, LA 70112. Public comment can be submitted here or emailed to To tune into this meeting virtually, please visit the City Council’s YouTube channel

The Healthy Homes Rental Registry program was developed to ensure that rental properties in Orleans Parish meet the minimum standards for safe living conditions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents.   

Healthy Homes Minimum Rental Standards include:  

  • Operable fire and smoke detection system and alarm  
  • One or more bathtubs or showers, toilets and kitchen sinks in good working order  
  • All kitchen sinks, bathtubs and showers have hot and cold running water  
  • Properly maintained electrical system  
  • Appliances provided by lessor are properly installed, operable, and maintained in safe working order  
  • Roofs, windows, and exterior doors adequate to prevent dampness or deterioration in walls or interior portions  
  • Water heating facilities in good working order and capable of providing adequate water at a minimum temperature of 110°F  
  • Heating facilities capable of maintaining a minimum room temperature of 68°F  
  • Cooling system capable of maintaining a maximum bedroom temperature of 80°F 3 feet above the floor and 2 feet from exterior walls  
  • No evidence of mold in unit  
  • Interior surfaces are maintained free of significant cracking or decay and holes are sealed  
  • Housing unit and exterior property are free from visible rodent harborage and infestation  

The registry process will be implemented using a phased approach, depending on the total number of units of the property. Registration must be completed within the below period:   

  • Parcels with 50+ dwelling units - Jan. 1 – Feb. 15  
  • Parcels with 4-49 dwelling units - July 1 – 15 Aug. 15 
  • Parcels with 1-3 dwelling units - Jan. 1, 2025 – Feb. 15, 2025  

There are no fees imposed for timely registration. However, fees will be imposed if property owners do not register by the deadline provided.   

More information about the registration process can be found on the Healthy Homes website at Frequently Asked Questions can also be found here

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