Building Departments in New Orleans, Louisiana

There are 4 Building Departments in New Orleans, 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, New Orleans is ranked 37th of 632 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 37th of 632 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of New Orleans Building Departments

Find New Orleans, 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 New Orleans Building Department

Building Departments in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans 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:
  • New Orleans, Louisiana building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • New Orleans building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • New Orleans, LA zoning laws and requirements

New Orleans Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find New Orleans 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.

New Orleans Residential Housing Units
 New OrleansLouisiana
Total Housing Units191,6332,031,064
Occupied Housing Units154,895 (80.8%)1,737,645 (85.6%)
New Orleans Occupied Residential Buildings
 New OrleansLouisiana
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%)
New Orleans Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 New OrleansLouisiana
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%)
New Orleans Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 New OrleansLouisiana
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%)
New Orleans Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 New OrleansLouisiana
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%)
New Orleans Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 New OrleansLouisiana
With Complete Plumbing Facilities154,081 (99.5%)1,730,387 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities153,573 (99.1%)1,725,960 (99.3%)