Short-Term Rental Regulations in New Orleans, LA 2018-05-24T11:13:30+00:00

Short-Term Rental Regulations in New Orleans, LA

Short-Term Rental Regulations in New Orleans, LA

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New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States. The New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area, a larger trading area, had a 2010 population of 1,452,502. Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish was the most populous parish in Louisiana. As of 2015, it ranked third, trailing neighboring Jefferson Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish. The city of New Orleans is geographically coextensive with Orleans Parish.

Short Term Rental Zoning Restrictions

General Guidelines

Short-Term Rental Regulations in New Orleans, LA – The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance provides detailed use standards for operation of Short Term Rentals, which include, but are not limited to, the following will take effect on April 1, 2017:

Short Term Rentals – Generally

  • The license placard provided by Safety and Permits must be prominently displayed on the front facade of the structure in a location clearly visible from the street during all periods of occupancy.
  • Short Term Rentals are not permitted outdoors, in an accessory structure (e.g. shed, garage, etc.), or in a recreational vehicle.
  • Only one party of guests are permitted per Short Term Rental.
  • Use of the Short Term Rental for any commercial or social events is prohibited.
  • The Short Term Rental shall outwardly appear as a residential dwelling.
  • Short Term Rentals shall not adversely affect the residential character of the neighborhood nor shall the use generate noise, vibration, glare, odors, or other effects that unreasonably interfere with any person’s enjoyment of his or her residence.

License-Specific Guidelines

Accessory Short Term Rentals

  • The portion of the dwelling licensed as an Accessory Short Term Rental is limited to three (3) bedrooms, and occupancy is limited to six (6) guests. (There must be at least one bedroom in the dwelling for the owner-occupant.)
  • The owner-occupant shall occupy the dwelling and be present during any Short Term Rental occupancy.
  • Proof of owner-occupancy will be established by verification of a Homestead Exemption in the name of the applicant.
  • Accessory Short Term Rentals are prohibited in the French Quarter.

Temporary Short Term Rentals

  • Temporary Short Term Rentals must have an in-town property manager available at all times.
  • Temporary Short Term Rental licenses allow a maximum of 90-rental nights per license year.
  • Occupancy is limited to two (2) guests per bedroom or a total of ten (10) guests, whichever is less.
  • The entire dwelling may be rented and the owner/occupant of the dwelling does not need to be present.
  • No signs advertising the presence of a Short Term Rental are allowed.
  • Temporary Short Term Rentals are prohibited in the French Quarter.

Commercial Short Term Rentals

  • Allows for rental of an entire dwelling, occupancy is limited to five (5) bedrooms and ten (10) guests.
  • The owner/occupant does not need to be present during the rental period.
  • No limitation on the number of rental nights per license year.
  • Must be in a non-residential zoning district. Refer to the table on Where Short Term Rentals are Allowed.
  • Commercial Short Term Rentals are prohibited in non-VCE portions of the French Quarter.

 

Link to Table of Where STR are allowed in NOLA
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Article Sources:

SHORT TERM RENTALS REGULATION & LICENSING

https://www.nola.gov/short-term-rentals/str-zoning-restrictions/

DENVER SUMMARY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans

Short-Term Rental Regulations in New Orleans, LA

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Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

Short-Term Rental Regulations in New Orleans, LA

Posted By Noah Goldfeder

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Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

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