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New Orleans, Louisiana Building Codes

Building Codes References

• Louisiana has adopted a minimum plumbing code, SPC 1991, that is enforced statewide. The state has amendments (Louisiana Plumbing Code Amendments, 1992) to the 1991 SPC that are available from the Dept. of Health and Hospitals, (225) 763-5553. Local municipalities may adopt more stringent regulations.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2006Safety & Permits,
(504) 658-7130 and online
Structural CodeIBC 2006Safety & Permits,
(504) 658-7130 and online
Plumbing CodeSewerage and Water Board Plumbing Code for City of New OrleansSewerage & Water Board, (504) 529-2837
Mechanical CodeIMC 2006Safety & Permits,
(504) 658-7130 and online
Electrical CodeNEC (NFPA-70)Safety & Permits,
(504) 658-7130 and online
Accessibility CodeADAAGNo amendments
Energy CodeIECC 2006, ASHRAE 90.1 (Louisiana Commercial Building Energy Conservation Code)State Fire Marshal,
(800)256-5452
Other CodesGas: IFGC 2006 with amendments. Safety & Permits,
(504) 658-7130 and online

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralSafety & Permits
Phone: (504) 658-7130
Fax: (504) 658-7209
PlumbingSafety & Permits
Phone: (504) 658-7130
Fax: (504) 658-7209
MechanicalSafety & Permits
Phone: (504) 658-7130
Fax: (504) 658-7209
ElectricalSafety & Permits
Phone: (504) 658-7130
Fax: (504) 658-7209
AccessibilitySafety & Permits
Phone: (504) 658-7130
Fax: (504) 658-7209
Historic PreservationDirector, Historic District Landmarks Commission
Phone: (504) 658-7040
Fax: (504) 658-7987
Fire MarshalFire Prevention
Phone: (504) 565-7805
ZoningCity Planning Commission
Phone: (504) 658-7000
Fax: (504) 658-7032
PlanningExecutive Director, City Planning Commission
Phone: (504) 658-7000
Fax: (504) 658-7032
City AttorneyCity Attorney
Phone: (504) 565-2000
Fax: (504) 565-7691
Public WorksConstruction Engineering, Public Works
Phone: (504) 658-8020
Parks/RecreationAnn E. Macdonald
Director
Phone: (504) 658-3200
Fax: (504) 658-3227
AviationMario Rodriguez
Deputy Director of Planning & Development
Phone: (504) 466-3350

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Louisiana municipalities: