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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Flood Repair Permits

Due to recent flooding situations, we are expecting a higher than normal filings for non-structural renovation permits. We want to make sure you come to our prepared with all of the documents that you need to obtain your permit in a single visit. 

If your building did not experience structural damage, but you still need to repair portions like floors, drywall, cabinetry, and electrical outlets, please see below to learn about the 4 things you will need to get your permit.

NOTE: Permits directly related to flood damage resulting from the August 5, 2017 flood event will have all associated permitting fees waived.

We expect that most damage caused by flooding will result in the need to file Non-Structural Commercial and Residential Building Permits.
These permits typically include a scope of work such as:
  • Remove and replace drywall, flooring, baseboards, lower cabinetry
  • Electrical wiring and outlet repairs (Electrical work must be performed by licensed electrician. Electrical permit fees will also be waived.)

If this is the sort of work you will be doing, we want to make sure you have everything you need to obtain a permit the first time you visit our office. Below are the requirement divided into two categories.

Find more information about flood recovery including mold and mosquito prevention, debris removal, and resources by clicking here.

***ONLY Repairs resulting from flood damage will be eligible to have fees waived. Bring or upload documentation (showing evidence of flood damage).***

Residential Singles and Doubles Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Contractor (Click here to search and make sure your contractor is licensed)
    • If you are the Home Owner, and you plan to reside at the location for at least 1 year following completion of the project, you may superintend this project. However, City-licensed Class A subcontractors must be hired for all electrical, HVAC, gas, and plumbing work. At the time of application you MUST complete the “AFFIDAVIT CLAIMING EXEMPTION FROM LICENSURE.”
    • If you do not plan to reside at the location and the value of work is less than $75,000, you may hire a state licensed General Contractor or State Home Improvement Contractor.
    • If you do not plan to reside at the location and the value of the work is greater than $75,000, you must hire a licensed General Contractor.
  • Estimate:
    • If you are claiming exemption from licensure, you must submit the following:
      • A written estimate of the fair market value of labor and materials that will be used to complete the repairs, AND
      • Quotes, Estimates, or Contracts from city-licensed Class A contractors for any electrical, HVAC, gas, and plumbing work to be done as part of the project.
    • If you are using a licensed General Contractor or State Home Improvement Contractor, a Quote, Estimate, or Contract from the contractor.
  • Sketch of the area being affected. Click here to see an example. (This is a floor plan clearly indicating areas where changes/repairs are being made.)

 Commercial and Multi-Family Locations Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Contractor (Click here to search and make sure your contractor is licensed)
    • If the value of work is less than $50,000, you may hire a state licensed General Contractor or file as the property owner or business owner at the location being repaired.
    • If the value of the work is greater than $50,000, you must hire a licensed General Contractor.
  • Estimate:
    • If the value of work is less than $50,000:
      • ​A written estimate of the fair market value of labor and materials that will be used to complete the repairs, AND
      • Quotes, Estimates, or Contracts from city-licensed Class A contractors for any electrical, HVAC, gas, and plumbing work to be done as part of the project.
    • If you are using a licensed General Contractor or State Home Improvement Contractor, a Quote, Estimate, or Contract from the contractor.
  • Sketch of the area being affected. Click here to see an example. (This is a floor plan clearly indicating areas where changes/repairs are being made.)
 
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Last updated: 8/11/2017 1:56:38 PM

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