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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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The New Orleans Health Department does not issue permits. The City of New Orleans has One Stop Shop a single resource for all city permits and licenses, including those for businesses, event/film production, building/construction, residential, and hazards.

Medical Reserve Corps

New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC) is a diverse group of committed volunteers with skills and expertise to supplement public health emergency preparedness and response efforts in New Orleans. Join today!

Frequently Asked Questions

View our frequently asked questions on our FAQ page. If you need further information contact the program directly or email the health department.


The Health Department is always seeking passionate, well qualified candidates looking to make in impact in the health of the New Orleans Community.

Check Work NOLA and Civil Service for current openings.

Are you a student interested in public health? Contact our internship coordinator to learn about current opportunities.

City Contracts and Bids

Use the BuySpeed Portal to become a vendor, check contract status, or fulfill an RFP.


To obtain or renew a food permit, learn about restaurant inspections, or report a food safety concern:

Contact the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Sanitary and Services Office external link.

Sanitary and Services Office
1450 Poydras Street, 12th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112 (map) external link                                             
Phone: (504) 568-7970


To view public health-related laws and statutes: Download the public health code for the state of Louisiana. 




City of New Orleans Code Enforcement handles blighted properties in New Orleans. To report blight or learn more about blight issues call 504-658-4300.

BlightStatus external link lets you check on the status of blighted properties in New Orleans.



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Last updated: 12/13/2017 5:02:46 PM

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