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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Historic District Landmarks Commission

The Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) is the City's regulatory agency for local Historic District Landmarks Commissions outside of the Vieux Carre. Established in 1976, this agency provides the staff and office space for the two Commissions, the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission and the Central Business District Historic District Landmarks Commission.

The two historic district safeguard the heritage of the City by preserving and regulating historic landmarks and historic districts which reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history. They preserve and enhance the quality of neighborhoods, strengthening the City's economic base, stimulating the tourist industry improving property values, fostering economic development, and encouraging growth.


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UPTOWN & CARROLLTON to take effect March 1, 2017

Click here to see map of proposed historic districts


Email Eleanor Burke at for more information. Click here for a link to Louisiana State law governing the creation of local historic districts. Click here for a step by step description of the process for creating a historic district.

Mid City/Parkview Historic District Study Committee


Uptown/Carrollton Historic District Study Committee



HDLC Location & Hours

HDLC is located on the 7th Floor of City Hall and is open to the public the following hours:

Monday -Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

How to Apply

Apply to perform work to the exterior of a building located in a Historic District

  Calendar, Public Notices, Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Commission Meeting Calendar, Public Notices, Agendas and Meeting Minutes for New Orleans & CBD Historic Districts


Are you in a historic district?



Everything you need to know about performing work to the exterior of a building located in a historic district

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Last updated: 3/15/2017 3:39:18 PM

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