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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Building Permits & Licenses

Mechanical/Electrical

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Electrical
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

Only an electrical contractor with a Class “A” license from the City of New Orleans can apply for this permit.

Only an electrical contractor with a Class “A” Electrical License from the City of New Orleans can apply for this permit.

In order to ensure public safety through compliance with the International Construction Code (ICC) as adopted by the City of New Orleans as well as all other related state and parish regulations, permits must be obtained by licensed electricians for work to be performed in the City of New Orleans. An electrical permit is required if you plan to install, repair, replace, or alter any electrical apparatus or equipment, except for the replacement of light bulbs and fuses. Fees are based on a several factors related to complexity of the work to be completed including, but not limited to: Service Amperage, New Service Connections, and Number of Circuits.

Duration: Permit is valid for six (6) months of inactivity. After six (6) months, contractor must reapply for permit.

 

Restrictions

Fees

  • $40 application fee plus $3 per new circuit plus $0.30 per service amperage 
  • $40 per construction loop 
  • $60 per elevator, moving stair, dumbwaiter, man lift installation / modification
  • $40 per sign, indoors or outdoors

Required documents/steps

Issuing agency

Safety and Permits

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Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Mechanical
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

In order to ensure public safety through compliance with the International Construction Code (ICC) as adopted by the City of New Orleans as well as all other related state and parish regulations, permits must be obtained by licensed, Class “A” mechanics and stationary engineers for work to be performed in the City of New Orleans.

Only a City-licensed contractor can apply for this permit. 

In order to ensure public safety through compliance with the International Construction Code (ICC) as adopted by the City of New Orleans as well as all other related state and parish regulations, permits must be obtained by licensed mechanics for work to be performed in the City of New Orleans. A mechanical permit is required if you plan to install, repair, replace, or alter any mechanical or gas-fired apparatus or equipment, such as air conditioning systems, electric or gas heaters, electric or gas furnaces or heaters, or gas lines. Fees are based on a several factors related to complexity of the work to be completed including, but not limited to the type equipment being installed, number of connections, and how many pieces of each type of equipment will be installed.

Fees

Required documents/steps

  • Fill out and submit a complete a MECHANICAL_PERMIT_APPLICATION and return it to the One Stop Shop - New Orleans City Hall - 1300 Perdido St., 7th floor.
  •  For questions about the Mechanical Permit process, please contact City of New Orleans - Mechanical Inspection (504) 658-7100 

Issuing agency

Safety and Permits

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Last updated: 11/6/2013 3:36:34 PM

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