Security Camera Permit (in Vieux Carré)

A security camera permit is required for any security cameras to be installed on the exterior (whether visible from the street or not) of any building situated on private property in the French Quarter. The area of the VCC's jurisdiction is bounded by Iberville St., N. Rampart St., Esplanade Ave., and the Mississippi River. THe permimt application includes information on how to link to the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation's SafeCam program.

Before any exterior work can be undertaken on any property located within the Vieux Carré Historic District, the property owner, owner's representative, lessee, architect, or contractor must first make an application to the Vieux Carré Commission (VCC), specifying the anticipated work and the present and proposed use and/or treatment of the property before obtaining a permit from the Commission. Applications for permits fall into five categories: general work, painting, security cameras, signage, and banners (temporary). Based upon the nature of most work applications, it is expected that support materials, as specified in the VCC Design Guidelines, will be needed to fully explain whatever work is proposed.

Please contact Preservation staff and VCC design guidelines for updated information regarding readily approvable camera equipment and placement.


Scanned materials provided by the applicant will be required in order to process an application. Without them, the application will be returned to the applicant until all required materials are submitted as well. VCC staff will NOT scan documents for any proposal or applicant. NO EXCEPTIONS.


  • VCC permit fees are incorporated into fees charged by Safety and Permits

Required Documents

In addition to an accurately completed VCC Security Camera Application in OneStop, the following should be submitted:

  • Photographs of the installed location
  • Specifications of proposed camera equipment

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