Searchlight / Spotlight / Projection Permit

A permit is required to have a searchlight, spotlight or outdoor projection screen in the City of New Orleans. Depending on the type of event, you may need other special event permits.


  • $25

Required Documents

  • Complete and submit the Building Permit Form along with all supporting documents 
  • Letters from property owners giving permission for property use for the permit purpose (permission must be given both by owner of the location where the light will be set up and any building it will be projecting on
  • Plot plan showing boundaries of the property and location and dimensions of the source of light and building it will projected on with location and distance to the nearest fire hydrant

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