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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Hazard Permits

Are you doing something dangerous like removing paint with a hot air gun? Planning a bonfire? Transporting volatile materials? Twirling or blowing fire? Fumigating a storage container? Or, maybe you need to become a licensed pyrotechnician in New Orleans. In the this section you will find information related to applications and processes for obtaining Paint Burning, Bonfire, Oversized Load, Explosive Shipment, and Open Flame Permits along with information related to external reviews and certification that are required.

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

A permit is required for blasting operations on your property in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department.

A permit is required for blasting operations on your property in the City of New Orleans. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for a Blasting permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.

Fees

  • $75.00 per day
Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Business
Category:
Equipment
Apply online?
No

A permit is required to do any cutting, welding or hot work in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for a Cutting/Welding or Hot Work permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.

A permit is required to do any cutting, welding or hot work in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for a Cutting/Welding or Hot Work permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.

Duration: Valid for one (1) year.

Fees

  • $100.00 annually
Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Business
Category:
Equipment
Apply online?
No

A permit is required before shipping any type of explosive device or material in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for an Explosive Shipment permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.

A permit is required before shipping any type of explosive device or material in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for an Explosive Shipment permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. 

Fees

  • $50.00 per shipment
Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Event/Film
Category:
Location, Equipment
Apply online?
No

A permit is required to have a fuel tank or flammable/combustible liquid storage tank either installed or removed from your property in the City of New Orleans.

A permit is required to have a fuel tank or flammable/combustible liquid storage tank either installed or removed from your property in the City of New Orleans. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To determine whether you should apply for a Flammable or Combustible Liquid Storage (Fuel Tank Installation or Removal) permit online or in person, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.

Fees

  • $75.00 per tank

Required documents/steps

  • Fuel Tank Permit Application
  • You must submit all required documents and complete all information that applies or application may be delayed. Fees are not transferable or refundable. Work cannot commence until application / plans are approved by Fire Prevention Division. Any checks or money orders must be made payable to the City of New Orleans (no cash). 

Issuing agency

NOFD

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

A permit is required to fumigate your property in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department.

A permit is required to fumigate your property in the City of New Orleans. If your project is residential you will need a HazMat pre-fumigation inspection. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to.

Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To determine whether you should apply for a fumigation permit online or in person, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.

Fees

Fees by square footage:

  • 0-10,000 - $50.00
  • 10,000-50,000 - $75.00
  • 50,000-100,000 - $100.00
  • 100,000-150,000 - $125.00
  • 150,00-200,00 - $150.00
  • 200,000-250,000 - $175.00
  • 250,000-300,000 - $200.00
  • 300,000-350,000 - $225.00
  • 350,000-400,000 - $250.00
  • 400,000-450,000 - $275.00
  • 450,000-500,000 - $300.00
  • 500,000-550,000 - $325.00
  • 550,000-600,000 - $350.00
  • More than 600,000 – Click here for the rest of the fee schedule

Required documents/steps

  • If project is residential, HazMat inspection information
  • Fire Department Permit 

Issuing agency

NOFD

User guides

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

A permit is required for land clearing on your property in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department.

A permit is required for land clearing on your property in the City of New Orleans. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for a Land Clearing permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.

Fees

  • $75.00 per day
Type:
Permit
Classification:
Business
Category:
Location, Business/Individual
Apply online?
No

Any motor fuel dispensing operation (service station) is required to have a permit in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department.

Any motor fuel dispensing operation (service station) is required to have a permit in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. To apply for a blasting permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770. 

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

An operational permit is required for the kindling or maintaining of an open fire or a fire on any public street, alley, road, or other public or private ground. Permits are issued by the New Orleans Fire Department.

An operational permit is required for the kindling or maintaining of an open fire or a fire on any public street, alley, road, or other public or private ground. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for an open burning/bonfire permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658-4774.

Fees

  • $75.00 per day
Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Business, Event/Film
Category:
Location, Equipment
Apply online?
No

An operational permit is required to utilize or maintain an open flame device for display, entertainment, amusement, or non-food warming purposes. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department.

An operational permit is required to utilize or maintain an open flame device for display, entertainment, amusement, or non-food warming purposes. Any device used to produce an open flame must be used as intended by the manufacturer of that device. A fire watch may be required. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for an open flame permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.

Fees

  • Fees are determined by square footage and necessity of fire watch. Click herefor more fire watch information. Fire watch fees are to be determined by the Plan Examiner
  • Please refer to the fee schedule for other permit fees
  • In addition to the fire watch fee, there is a 10% (of the total cost of the fire watch) administrative fee payable to the city

Issuing agency

NOFD

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User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Business
Category:
Location
Apply online?
No

To ensure public safety, an Oversized Load permit is required for vehicles whose dimensions are larger than legally permissible by the Code of the City of New Orleans.

To ensure public safety, an Oversized Load permit is required for vehicles whose dimensions are larger than legally permissible by the Code of City of New Orleans Sections 154-1521 through 154-1525 and 154-1561. The permit may be granted for a singular trip or annually depending on the needs of the operator.

Restrictions

  • No movement will be permitted during peak hours (7am-9am and 4pm-6pm) except on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
  • Movement of loads having a width in excess of 14 feet will be permitted only between 10pm and 6am, except on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
  • On state and interstate routes within the City of New Orleans, the latest state law shall apply. Movements made entirely on the state and interstate routes are not under the jurisdiction of the City of New Orleans.

Fees

  • $40 application fee
  • $10 for singular trip (issued for specific vehicle, route, and date)
  • $125 for annual permit (issued for specific vehicle and all city truck routes)

Required documents/steps

Complete and submit an Oversized Load Permit indicating the dimensions of your load.

  • WIDTH: The maximum legal width of a vehicle is 8'. The maximum legal width of a bus is 8'6". Loads 14' and over may move only between the hours of 10pm and 6am, except those made entirely on US and/or State Routes.
  • HEIGHT: The maximum legal height of a vehicle is 13'6".
  • LENGTH: The maximum legal length of any single vehicle is 40 feet. The maximum legal length of a combination of vehicles is 65 feet. Loads over 90 feet require a Police Escort.

If your vehicle and/or load is over 13'6" high, 12' wide and/or 90' long, it is your responsibility to obtain a NOPD escort by calling (504) 658-6215 to arrange one. A NOPD escort may also be required on loads of lesser width, contingent upon the lane widths which are present along the prescribed route.

If the date of the move must be changed, the applicant must contact the Traffic Engineering Division at (504) 658-8040.

If the load is above 15' in height, it must be cleared also with:

  • Entergy (504) 595-3847 or (504) 593-3419
  • Parks & Parkways (504) 658-3200
  • AT&T (504) 363-3464
  • Cox Cable (504) 304-7345 x 2360
  • Public Works (504) 658-8040

It is the applicant’s responsibility to inspect the route prior to the move to ensure adequate clearance.

Issuing agency

Public Works
Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Business
Category:
Location, Equipment
Apply online?
No

A permit is required for paint burning on your property in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department.

A permit is required for paint burning on your property in the City of New Orleans. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for a paint burning permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.

Fees

  • $50.00 per day
Type:
License
Classification:
Building/Construction, Event/Film
Category:
Business/Individual
Apply online?
No

A pyrotechnics license is required for use and handling of pyrotechnic, flame, and laser special effects materials and/or devices in the City of New Orleans. Licenses are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department.

An appropriate pyrotechnics license is required for use and handling of pyrotechnic, flame, and laser special effects materials and/or devices in the City of New Orleans. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Licenses are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To apply for a pyrotechnics license, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770. The pyrotechnics event is also required to be permitted.

Duration: Must be renewed annually.

Fees

  • Class B - $50.00 annually
  • Class C - $50.00 annually
  • Class D - $25.00 annually

Issuing agency

NOFD

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Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction, Event/Film
Category:
Location, Equipment
Apply online?
No

An operational permit is required for use and handling of pyrotechnic, flame, and laser special effects materials and/or devices in the City of New Orleans. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department.

An operational permit is required for use and handling of pyrotechnic, flame, and laser special effects materials and/or devices in the City of New Orleans. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department. To determine whether you should apply for a pyrotechnics permit online or in person, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658-4770. The pyrotechnics operator is also required to obtain a license. If you need a permit for a film, please visit http://www.filmneworleans.org/

Fees

  • $100.00 per display. Any modification to approved display will be deemed a new display.
  • $500.00 per season or annually.

Issuing agency

NOFD, Office of Cultural Economy

You may also need

User guides

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Building/Construction
Category:
Equipment
Apply online?
No

A permit is required to ensure signaling/suppression compliance with the Fire Prevention Division of the City of New Orleans. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. 

A permit is required to ensure signaling/suppression compliance with the Fire Prevention Division of the City of New Orleans. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. 

Required documents/steps

  • Work cannot start until permit is issued and posted. Apply by filling out the application and gathering the appropriate documentation as outlined below. Submit everything to the New Orleans Fire Department, Fire Prevention Division - 317 Decatur St. 
     
 
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Last updated: 11/5/2013 9:38:49 AM

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