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A Swimming Pool permit is required for construction or alteration of any type of swimming pool in the City of New Orleans. Swimming Pool permits are generally issued on the same day as application following review by a permit analyst. However, commercial or public swimming pools require the submission of complete plans. The plans are sent through a 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 entities (Historic Districts Landmark Commission, Vieux Carré Commission, City Planning Commission, etc.). A building permit will only be issued after the plan review process is completed and compliance with all applicable regulations is verified.
NOTE: All proposed swimming pools to be constructed within the Vieux Carré must be approved by the Vieux Carré Commission, and submittals must be made at least two weeks prior to the proposed hearing date, after approval by the Architectural Committee.
Same day in some situations, when review is required: Residential projects, 2-5 days; Commercial projects, 20-30 days.
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