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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Residential Permits

Are you planting a tree between your sidewalk and the street? Putting up a sign in your neighborhood? Or, maybe you just want to get a residential parking permit. In this section you will find information related to applications and processes for obtaining Tree Planting, Tree Pruning, Residential Parking, and Neighborhood Sign Permits. Applications for many of these are accepted directly from residents. 

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Type:
Permit
Classification:
Right of Way
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A permit is required for planting shrubs or garden beds on City property.

A Public Green Space Planting Permit is required in order to plant shrubs and garden beds on neutral grounds, parks, playgrounds or public rights-of-way. The applicant must submit plans for the proposed planting in accordance with the Design Standards for Plantings on Public Green Space guidelines. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the applicant and the Department of Parks and Parkways for the maintenance of the proposed planting must be executed. The permit is free of charge. 

Fees

  • Free

Required documents/steps

  • Contact the Chief Landscape Architect at the Department of Parks and Parkways at (504) 658-3201 or ParksandParkways@nola.gov in order to submit the following: 
    • Scalable site plans including all major existing physical features, size and type of plant material
    • Maintenance plan including responsibility for watering
  • Plans must be in compliance with the Design Standards for Plantings on Public Greenspace guidelines
  • Execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for maintenance

Issuing agency

Parks and Parkways

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Type:
Permit
Classification:
Business, Right of Way
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

You need a permit to plant a tree(s) on City property.

A Tree Planting permit is required to plant trees and shrubs in the public right of way (usually the area between the sidewalk and the street or neutral grounds). You must submit plans for the trees and/or shrubs intended to be planted and the permit is free of charge.  Applicant must agree to water the tree for one year.  There is a minimum caliper (diameter of tree) size of 2 inches and a crotch height requirement of 5 feet.

Fees

  • Free

Required documents/steps

  • Submit Tree Planting permit application and site plans
  • Site plans – these plans need not be to scale but must have dimensions noted on the plan for such items as driveways, poles, catch basins, width of r.o.w. strip, sidewalk width, distance from other trees.

Issuing agency

Parks and Parkways

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Type:
Permit
Classification:
Business
Category:
Location, Business/Individual
Apply online?
No

A Tree Maintenance permit is required to do any work on any City tree.

A Tree Maintenance permit is required to do any work on any City tree. The Louisiana licensed arborist must submit a description of the requested work, a copy of their license and an insurance certificate with the City of New Orleans as certificate holder. The permit is free of charge and lasts for 60 days.

Fees

  • Free

Required documents/steps

Arborist must submit via fax (504) 658-3227 or email parksandparkways@nola.gov the following documents:

  • Description of work including property address
  • Copy of current Louisiana arborist license
  • Insurance certificate showing the City of New Orleans as certificate holder

Issuing agency

Parks and Parkways

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  • Tree Planting Permit

User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Business, Right of Way, Sign
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

A permit is required to place a permanent neighborhood sign on a neutral ground.

A permit is required to place a permanent neighborhood sign on a neutral ground. The sign design must be submitted to the City Planning Commission Design Review Committee. The neighborhood representative must submit scalable plans and elevations for the sign and the proposed site. The plans must include footing information. A memorandum of understanding between the applicant and the Dept. of Parks and Parkways for maintenance must be executed. 

Fees

  • Free

Required documents/steps

Issuing agency

Parks & Parkways, City Planning Commission, Public Works

User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Business, Right of Way
Category:
Business/Individual
Apply online?
Yes

A Residential Parking permit is required to park on certain streets during specific or very busy times in the City of New Orleans. Residential Parking permits are valid for specific neighborhoods and for a specific duration of time. More information and an application is available here: http://new.nola.gov/dpw/parking/

To obtain/renew a permit, you may apply online at https://duncan.imageenforcement.com/permitsites/NewOrleansPermits

or visit City of New Orleans - PARKING DIVISION 

RPP OFFICE - City Hall

1300 Perdido St, Rm 2W89
New Orleans, LA 70112

For questions about the Residential Parking Program, please call (504) 658-8200.

A Residential Parking permit is required to park on certain streets during specific or very busy times in the City of New Orleans. Residential Parking permits are valid for specific neighborhoods and for a specific duration of time. More information and an application is available here: http://new.nola.gov/dpw/parking/

To obtain/renew a permit, you may apply online at https://duncan.imageenforcement.com/permitsites/NewOrleansPermits

or visit 

City of New Orleans - PARKING DIVISION

RPP OFFICE - City Hall
1300 Perdido St, Rm 2W89
New Orleans, LA 70112

For questions about the Residential Parking Permit Program, please call (504) 658-8200.

Required documents/steps

Complete and submit to the Parking Division:

  • Residential Parking Permit Application (you must have a residential parking permit to apply for a visitor's permit)
  • Verification of your resident status
  • A lease or mortgage AND a utility bill (Entergy or Sewerage and Water Board) at the address for which you you would like a permit 
  • A copy of your current driver's license matching the address for which you would like a permit
  • A current vehicle registration matching the address

Note: When a vehicle is titled in a company's name and assigned to the resident for personal use, a letter from the company (on company stationary) must be presented identifying the resident; residential parking permit address; make, model and license plate number of the vehicle; and the motor vehicle registration identifying the company as the registered owner of the vehicle. 

  • Applicants with motor vehicles registered in another state may apply for a temporary 30-day permit. Applicants must present a valid driver's license and motor vehicle registration from their home state; a rental or lease agreement; and a utility bill (Entergy or Sewerage and Water Board) for the designated address. 

Issuing agency

Public Works
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Type:
Permit
Classification:
Business, Right of Way
Category:
Business/Individual
Apply online?
No

An Electric Vehicle Charging Station is a device that permits the transfer of electric energy (by conductive or inductive means) to a battery or other storage device in an electric vehicle.. In New Orleans, these may only be permitted in the right-of-way for a residential use. 

Applications to install EV Chargers must be filed by a Class A Electrician, licensed by the City of New Orleans.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stationsis an installation that supplies electric energy for the recharging of electric vehicles, such as plug-in electric vehicles, including electric cars, neighborhood electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. In New Orleans, these may only be permitted in the right-of-way for a residential use. 

Applications to install EV Chargers must be filed by a Class A Electrician, licensed by the City of New Orleans.

Restrictions

  • The sidewalk shall be of sufficient width to accommodate the proposed sidewalk use while maintaining a clear path of travel that is:
    • At least four (4) feet in width on sidewalks of 8 to 10 feet in width.
    • At least six (6) feet in width on sidewalks greater than 10 feet in width.
  • In areas of congested pedestrian activity, the reviewing agencies are authorized to require a wider pedestrian path to ensure the free and proper use of the right-of-way by pedestrians.
  • A clearance of 10 feet shall be maintained between any element of a sidewalk use and a fire hydrant, or fire department sprinkler/standpipe connection.
  • A clearance of 10 feet shall be maintained between any element of a sidewalk use and a public transit pole or CPNC stand.
  • Placement of EV Chargers is restricted to the area immediately adjacent to a dwelling being served and may not project in front of neighboring home/businesses or vacant lots.
  • EV Chargers shall not be located within the corner area of a public right-of-way, which is that area between the curb and the lines created by extending the property lines of the adjacent property being served and the curb.
  • EV Chargers are considered an extension of a dwelling on publicly owned property and any violation of this division shall be attributable to the owner of such adjacent dwelling. 
  • EV Chargers may only be approved as accessory and subordinate uses to dwellings.
  • Eligibility for EV Chargers is limited to the owner or occupant of a dwelling that does not and cannot provide off-street parking on the lot on which the dwelling is situated, in a manner compliant with the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. 
  • EV Chargers shall be monitored and controlled by the permittee at all times and may only be utilized for private, non-commercial use. Fees, gratuities, or other remuneration may not be received by the permittee for use of the charger. 
  • All improvements associated with the installation, operation, and maintenance of EV Chargers shall be compliant with the adopted construction codes of the City of New Orleans, and certified as compliant by the director of safety and permits.
  • Cords shall be retractable or have a place to hang the connector and cord sufficiently above the pedestrian surface. Any cords connecting the charger to a vehicle shall be configured so that they do not cross a driveway, sidewalk, or passenger unloading area.
  • Issuance of an operating permit for installation, operation, and maintenance of an electric vehicle charger on the right-of-way does not create a private or reserved parking space for the permittee on the right-of-way. A sign must be affixed to the electric vehicle charger indicating that the presence of the charger does not constitute a private or reserved parking space, the dimensions and text of which shall be determined by the director of safety and permits. 
  • The electric vehicle charger shall be removed by and at the expense of the permittee or owner of the associated real property if the owner or permittee no longer owns or resides at the associated dwelling or upon non-renewal or cancellation of the operating permit. If a subsequent owner or renter of the property is desirous of taking possession of the electric vehicle charger for usage purposes, however, he/she must apply for a permit before expiration of the permit.

Approved EV Charger Equipment:

  • Equipment shall be certified to UL Standard 2202 by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (such as UL or ETL) and listed and approved for electric vehicle use.
  • Equipment shall comply with Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1772-2009 standards, or a comparable standard as determined by the director of safety and permits, including safety features between the electric vehicle charger and the electric vehicle. These safety features include, but are not limited to:
    • Ground fault circuit interrupter(s).
    • Proximity detection and signaling.
    • Power may only be supplied from the electric vehicle charger after the device has determined a proper and safe connection between the electric vehicle charger and the electric vehicle.
  • Types of electric vehicle charger authorized:
    • Level 1 Chargers with a power level of 110 to120 VAC and/or up to 20 Amps.
    • Level 2 Chargers with a power level of 208 to 240 VAC and/or up to 100 Amps.
    • Level 3 Chargers and Fast DC Chargers with a capacity of up to 50kW.
  • Power shall, under no circumstance, be provided to an electric vehicle parked on the right-of-way via extension cord that is run from a dwelling across a sidewalk and to the right-of-way. Such configuration constitutes a public nuisance and is in violation of the city's adopted construction codes.

Fees

  • Application fee: $100.00
  • Initial issuance permit fee: $300.00
  • Annual renewal permit fee: $100.00
  • Permit transfer fee (if you sell your home or move and the next resident wishes to keep the charger): $300.00 

Required documents/steps

  • Sidewalk Use Application and EV Charger Application
  • A plan on 8 1/2" X 11" paper or in digital format. This plan does not need to be to scale, but had to show exact dimensions of entire sidewalk abutting the property. This plan must include an outline of the area to be occupied by the sidewalk café, a-frame sign, or display, as well as all existing encumbrances with measurements on the public way including, but not limited to, parking meters, fire hydrants, bike racks, light poles, and trees. A written narrative may accompany the plan.
  • Photographs depicting the proposed site where the sidewalk use will be implemeted and the relationship between the proposed sidewalk use and the surrounding public right-of-way.
  • Images, renderings, or photographs of the installation to be utilized as part of the requested sidewalk use.
  • Insurance: A permittee shall maintain an insurance policy that covers any risk for any injury or damage resulting from the installation, operation, and/or maintenance of the electric vehicle charger, and the property owner shall agree to indemnify and hold the city harmless from any claims arising from the installation, operation, and/or maintenance of the electric vehicle charger to the extent permitted by law. 

 

Issuing agency

Safety & Permits

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