Code Enforcement was formed by City Ordinance in 1956 as a division within the Safety and Permits Department that ensured occupied houses met habitability standards. When the City’s population began to decline in the 1960s, Code Enforcement began inspecting vacant properties and requiring that owners keep them in good condition. As disinvestment accelerated during the 1980’s Mayor Sidney Bartholomew expanded Code Enforcement’s staff and made it a stand-alone department.
Comprehensive Blight Strategy
In September of 2012, Mayor Landrieu unveiled a new comprehensive blight eradication strategy that called for the elimination of 10,000 blighted properties from the City of New Orleans over the next three years.
Click here to view the Comprehensive Blight Strategy
The Department of Code Enforcement is located at
1340 Poydras Street Suite 2100
New Orleans, LA 70112
To report a code violation, call 311.
To obtain hearing Information, call (504) 658-5050