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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Board of Building Standards and Appeals


The Board of Building Standards and Appeals is an attached board of the City’s Department of Safety and Permits. Its functions are to:

  • Hear and determine appeals on all matters arising under ordinances or regulations pertaining to the design, construction, alteration and demolition of buildings; and
  • Hear and determine appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of building regulations of the City.


If the owner of an alleged unsafe structure or an alleged public nuisance does not agree with the order from the Department of Safety and Permits, as  corrections to be made, s/he shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Building Standards an Appeals within fifteen (15) days from the date of the order. S/he must state how s/he proposes to make the structure safe and, if required by the Board, submit detailed engineering analysis or recommendations accompanied by plans and Specifications prepared by a Louisiana Registered Architect or a Louisiana Registered Civil Engineer, or other substantiating data concerning the removal or other remedial steps to be taken to render the structure safe.


Meetings of the Board of Building Standards and Appeals are held on the THIRD Thursday of each month.  

The deadline for applying for a waiver is the LAST THURSDAY of the month  prior to the Board meeting.  

Download the application here.


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Last updated: 12/21/2017 2:20:31 PM

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