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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.

Proposed New Historic Districts

The Uptown/Carrollton and Mid City/Parkview Study Committees have been appointed.  The Committees will meet to discuss the boundaries, levels of jurisdiction and surveys for the proposed historic districts. Email Eleanor Burke at for more information.

Mid City/ Parkview meeting

Monday, October 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., 615 N. Olympia Street.

Uptown/Carrollton meeting

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., One Stop Shop Conference Room B, 7th Floor City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street

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Solar panel guideline changes considered

The New Orleans and CBD Commissions are considering changes to their solar panel guidelines. These amendments are scheduled to be heard at the October 8, 2015 New Orleans Commission meeting. You may view proposed amendments here. You may submit comment on the proposed amendments here.

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: 10/2/2015 11:18:25 AM

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