January 31, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Short Term Rental - Update on Temporary Restraining Order

Good afternoon, 

As you know, the City of New Orleans has been enjoined by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from enforcing the short term rental regulations enacted in Ordinances 29381 and 29382. The last hearing was on December 20, 2023, and we are waiting on the court’s ruling. Because the injunction remains in place, our office is still unable to review applications, process renewal applications, accept payment/issue licenses, process refunds or conduct any type of short term rental enforcement.  While awaiting the court’s ruling, our office is preparing to move forward based on any outcome resulting from the decision. 

Commercial STR License holders, please note that you will not be penalized for not renewing your license upon the expiration date. Please take this time to gather all of your renewal documents and ensure that you have a noise monitoring device installed in your home (requirement effective July 1, 2023). When/if we are able to continue our operations, we will process those renewals at that time. For Non-Commercial STR applicants/license holders, we will plan to hold the next scheduled lottery, depending on the date of the court’s decision. If the decision upholds the ordinances, please prepare to immediately get your property in compliance (i.e. remove all listings for properties not licensed, cease all short term rentals immediately if you are not licensed). 

If the court does not uphold the ordinances, there is a likelihood that Non-Commercial STRs will no longer be permitted.  If that is the case, they will need to be removed from all platforms.

We do not know when the court will rule.  Once released, we will review the decision with the City’s Law Department and we will provide additional guidance and information as soon as possible.


If you have further questions, please contact our office.


Thank you for your continued patience.