Building Departments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

There are 4 Building Departments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, serving a population of 388,182 people in an area of 170 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 97,045 people, and 1 Building Department per 42 square miles.

In Louisiana, Orleans Parish is ranked 26th of 64 parishes in Building Departments per capita, and 2nd of 64 parishes in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Orleans Parish Building Departments

Find Orleans Parish, Louisiana building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Jefferson Parish Zoning 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard New Orleans, LA

Louisiana Planning Department 10 Veterans Boulevard New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Permit 1300 Perdido Street New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Planning Department 10 Veterans Blvd New Orleans, LA

About the Orleans Parish Building Department

Building Departments in Orleans Parish, LA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Orleans Parish DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Orleans Parish building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Orleans Parish, LA zoning laws and requirements

Orleans Parish Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Orleans Parish Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Orleans Parish Residential Housing Units
 Orleans ParishLouisiana
Total Housing Units191,6332,031,064
Occupied Housing Units154,895 (80.8%)1,737,645 (85.6%)
Orleans Parish Occupied Residential Buildings
 Orleans ParishLouisiana
Single-Family Detached Homes74,247 (47.9%)1,167,032 (67.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes15,713 (10.1%)47,144 (2.7%)
2 Apartments24,337 (15.7%)67,539 (3.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments11,971 (7.7%)69,208 (4.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments6,259 (4.0%)52,486 (3.0%)
10 or More Apartments21,455 (13.9%)116,601 (6.7%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing913 (0.6%)217,635 (12.5%)
Orleans Parish Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Orleans ParishLouisiana
2014 or Later522 (0.3%)18,207 (1.0%)
2010 to 20133,645 (2.4%)64,378 (3.7%)
2000 to 200912,753 (8.2%)272,976 (15.7%)
1980 to 199918,488 (11.9%)486,778 (28.0%)
1960 to 197940,290 (26.0%)546,434 (31.4%)
1940 to 195930,897 (19.9%)239,004 (13.8%)
1939 or Earlier48,300 (31.2%)109,868 (6.3%)
Orleans Parish Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Orleans ParishLouisiana
1 Room3,915 (2.5%)20,245 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms23,553 (15.2%)148,454 (8.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms61,388 (39.6%)706,117 (40.6%)
6 or 7 Rooms40,820 (26.4%)578,011 (33.3%)
8 or More Rooms25,219 (16.3%)284,818 (16.4%)
Orleans Parish Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Orleans ParishLouisiana
No Bedroom4,240 (2.7%)21,995 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom27,950 (18.0%)139,931 (8.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms99,871 (64.5%)1,263,152 (72.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms22,834 (14.7%)312,567 (18.0%)
Orleans Parish Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Orleans ParishLouisiana
With Complete Plumbing Facilities154,081 (99.5%)1,730,387 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities153,573 (99.1%)1,725,960 (99.3%)