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Home » All City Services » Permits & Licenses » Building » Renovation (Structural) / Elevation Permit
A Structural Renovation permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to renovate an existing building. Structural renovations, such as changes to a foundation, beams, load-bearing walls, and other structural members, or additions require submission of plans. After submitting your plans, they will go through the plan review process, which involves reviews to verify compliance with the City's amendments to the International Building Code and the City’s zoning ordinance. You can look up your zoning here. Depending on the specifics of your project, this review may also include or require approvals from other agencies (Historic Districts Landmark Commission, Vieux Carre Commission, City Planning, etc.). A building permit will only be issued after the plan review process is completed and compliance with all applicable regulations is verified. The only types of Structural Renovation permits which may be issued without plan review are permits obtained by licensed elevation or shoring companies where the entire structure is proposed to be raised.
Duration: When review is required: Residential projects, 2-5 days; Commercial projects, 20-30 days.
If the Structural Renovation is a whole-house elevation, the following information is required:
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