Maintaining a sidewalk in a proper state, free from hazardous conditions is the responsibility of the residential or commercial property owner.  Property owners can be billed by the City for installation or paving of a sidewalk if it is in the interest of public safety for the City to make such a repair. 

However, the Recovery Roads Program, also known as RoadworkNOLA, includes funding for repairs of some sidewalks damaged by Hurricane Katrina as part of larger construction projects executed by the City.

To ensure your new sidewalk will be built to the proper standard, click here for the Guidelines for Sidewalk Construction. If your sidewalk is in the French Quarter/Vieux Carre or Downtown Development District (DDD) click here for Guidelines for Sidewalk Construction in the Vieux Carre or Guidelines for Sidewalk Construction in DDD.