The single resource for all city permits and licenses
At the City of New Orleans' One Stop Shop, information on all permits, licenses, and City Planning Commission actions have been brought into single place. In order to simplify what have been as complicated and difficult processes, we have broken down the barriers between departments. Here you will find information on all activities regulated by the City in a citizen-focused format. Each application along with required materials are described fully so that you can be prepared to apply. We have even included other approvals that could be required based on your unique situation.
Whether you are looking to build a house or repair one, start a business or renew a business license, host a special event or sell at one, this is your one place to start.
Tropical Weather Prep
ATTENTION PERSONNEL ON ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: The Department of Safety and Permits is advising the following protective actions in advance of any potential tropical weather activity:
Remove construction materials from the perimeter of the building and tie them down. This includes smaller items such as tools to larger items such as dumpsters, portable bathrooms and even equipment.
- Secure steel frames, metal decks, planks and plywood to supportive structures.
- Provide shoring and bracing for areas under construction or demolition.
- Cover electrical equipment from exposure to the weather.
- Secure netting, scaffolding and sidewalk sheds.
- Suspend crane operations and secure crane equipment when wind speeds reach 30 mph or greater.
- Suspend hoist operations and secure exterior hoists when wind speeds reach 35 mph or greater, unless manufacturer specifications state otherwise.
- Brace and secure construction fences and check that silt fences are properly buried and staked.
- Cover dirt stock piles.
- Clear all storm drains or inlet filters on or near the construction site.
A major factor in urban flooding is debris clogging storm drains. We ask that you ensure any storm drains near your job site are free of any debris and that any potential wind- or water-borne materials or debris are removed from the jobsite or secured in advance of any weather systems.
Please stay tuned to local media and utilize the City’s Emergency Preparedness resources at http://www.nola.gov/ready/ for notifications on development of the weather system presently identified as “Tropical Depression Harvey.”
Flood Repair Permits
Due to recent flooding situations, we are expecting a higher than normal filings for non-structural renovation permits. We want to make sure you come to our prepared with all of the documents that you need to obtain your permit in a single visit.
If your building did not experience structural damage, but you still need to repair portions like floors, drywall, cabinetry, and electrical outlets, please click here to learn about the 4 things you will need to get your permit.
NOTE: Permits directly related to flood damage resulting from the August 5, 2017 flood event will have all associated permitting fees waived.
Find more information about flood recovery including mold and mosquito prevention, debris removal, and resources by clicking here.
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