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Occupancy restriction

2 people per bedroom

Length of Stay
less than 30 days
Registration & Licensing Fees
A recurring fee that is less than the registration fee
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes, an STR license is required
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required and its one-time
Guest Record
Yes and should be maintained for a year
Zoning

Short-term rental is permitted in residential zones and permitted in a few commercial neighborhoods as a conditional use. The permitted zoning areas includes HMC-1, HMC-2, HM-MU, HMR-1, HMR-3, CBD-1, CBD-2, CBD-3, etc.

Occupancy taxes and fees

A combined 11.75% city sales tax and occupancy tax and additional nightly charges which depend on the type of license of the owner and the number of rooms in the STR accommodation.

Insurance requirement

Yes, a minimum of 1 million dollars

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Yes, at least one off-street parking space must be provided for each STR

Advertising Requirement

Yes, license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

Yes, quiet must be maintained between 10 pm - 7 am

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

No, but certain conditions apply

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

What is short term rental?

STR is defined as "the use and enjoyment of a dwelling Unit or any part thereof, by guests for a period of less than thirty consecutive days. It does not include hotels, motels and bed and breakfast.

Are there STR regulations that affect property owners?

Yes, the owner are subject to STR regulations.

Is there any short-term rental-related tax?

Yes, there are short-term rental (STR) related taxes in New Orleans.

Is it only individuals that are permitted to operate short-term rental?

Yes, however, New Orleans regulations limit owners to licensing one short-term rental property per block.

What are the procedures and requirement for the neighborhood approval?
  • Meet with neighbors: The first step in obtaining neighborhood approval is to meet with your neighbors and discuss your plans to operate an STR. This can be done through a letter or in-person meeting.
  • Obtain written consent: Once you have met with your neighbors, you will need to obtain their written consent for the operation of an STR on your property. This can be done through a signed letter or petition, and may need to be notarized.
  • Submit documentation: Along with your application for an STR license, you will need to submit documentation showing that you have obtained the approval of your neighbors. This can include a copy of the signed letters or petitions, as well as any other documentation required by the City of New Orleans or your local neighborhood association.
Do I need a neighborhood approval?

Yes, neighborhood approval is required for short term rentals in New Orleans, Louisiana

Building, Health & Safety Regulation
Which of these taxes does Airbnb or other booking company collect?
What zoning laws affect Short Term Rentals?

Short-term rental is permitted in residential zones and permitted in a few commercial neighborhoods as a conditional use. The permitted zoning areas includes HMC-1, HMC-2, HM-MU, HMR-1, HMR-3, CBD-1, CBD-2, CBD-3, etc.

Is there any guest record requirement?

Yes, there are short-term rental (STR) related taxes in New Orleans.

Do i require any license(s) for STR?

Yes, you are required to obtain a license is required to operate an STR in New Orleans. The type of short-term rental obtained depends on the zone of the property. Properties located in residential zones require a residential STR permit while properties located in commercial zones require a commercial residential permit.

NOTE: Short term rental permit cannot be transferred and permit become void if they are not renewed as at when due.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

The taxes that you are obligated to pay in the city include;

1. STR Occupancy Tax

  • Residential STR Occupancy Fee: $5 Per Night Rented
  • Commercial STR Occupancy Fee: $12 Per Night Rented

2. Sales Tax

  • City Sales Tax: 5%

3. STR Equalization Occupancy Tax: 6.75%

4. Hotel Occupancy Tax

  • (1-299 Rooms): $0.50 Per Night
  • (300+ Rooms): $1.00 Per Night
Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

The taxes that you are obligated to pay in the city include;

1. STR Occupancy Tax

  • Residential STR Occupancy Fee: $5 Per Night Rented
  • Commercial STR Occupancy Fee: $12 Per Night Rented

2. Sales Tax

  • City Sales Tax: 5%

3. STR Equalization Occupancy Tax: 6.75%

4. Hotel Occupancy Tax

  • (1-299 Rooms): $0.50 Per Night
  • (300+ Rooms): $1.00 Per Night
Tax
What ZIP Codes have been prohibited for STR use?

The zip codes affected include; 70112, 70113,70114,70115, 70116, 70117, ,70118, 70119, 70121, 70122, 70123, 70124, 70125, 70126, 70127, 70128 70129, 70130, 70131

What types of properties are eligible for short-term rentals?
  1. Eligible properties for short-term rental in New Orleans include townhouses, single-family homes, apartments, and condos located in residential zones that comply with all applicable building codes, fire codes, and safety standards.
  2. The property must also have a valid certificate of occupancy.
  3. Owner of the dwelling unit must obtain a valid and current short term rental owner license.
  4. The owner must designate an operator with a valid short term rental operator permit.
  5. The owner must use a booking platform with short term rental platform permit
Does occupancy limit affect STR?

Yes, thre are occupancy limits for STRs.

What STR regulations affect me as an Owner?

Here are some of the most important regulations that affect property owners in New Orleans:

  1. Permitting: Property owners must obtain a valid permit from the City of New Orleans in order to rent out their property as an STR. The permit must be renewed annually and failure to obtain or renew a permit can result in fines and legal action. Owners must obtain both owner and operator licenses if it is managed by someone else, and must prove the property is their primary residence in residential neighborhoods.
  2. Taxes: Property owners are required to pay a number of taxes related to their STR, including sales tax, occupancy tax, and hotel/motel tax. These taxes must be paid to the City of New Orleans and failure to do so can result in penalties and fines.
  3. Occupancy limits: Property owners must comply with occupancy limits based on the number of bedrooms in the property. For example, a one-bedroom property may not have more than two guests at a time, while a four-bedroom property may not have more than eight guests at a time.
What are the procedures or requirements for keeping the guest records?

You must meet certain requirements, including complying with zoning regulations, providing proof of liability insurance, and paying the necessary fees to obtain a short-term rental permit. You are required to register and obtain the license with the City of New Orleans' Department of Safety and Permits.

In addition to the permit, hosts are required to obtain a Louisiana Sales Tax ID and collect and remit taxes on their STR income. You may also be required to obtain a license or certification from the State of Louisiana through https://onestopapp.nola.gov/, depending on the type of STR you are operating.

Fees:

1. Residential Unit (Whole Home or Accessory): $500 initial permit fee, $100 annual renewal fee per unit

2. Duplex or Triplex: $500 initial permit fee, $100 annual renewal fee per unit

3. Accessory Unit: $250 initial permit fee, $50 annual renewal fee per unit

Commercial properties are required to pay a fee of $1000 annually.

Kindly check the New Orleans short-term rental page https://nola.gov/commercial-owners-permit/ for further information.

Notification
What are the occupancy limits for STR?

The maximum number of guests allowed in an STR is determined by the number of bedrooms in the rental. The maximum number of guests allowed per bedroom is 2. Highlighted below are the various occupancy limit for various apartments:

  • One bedroom: maximum of two guests
  • Two bedrooms: maximum of four guests
  • Three bedrooms: maximum of six guests
  • Four bedrooms: maximum of eight guests
What other STR regulations am i obligated to observe?

Other regulations that affect you include;

Ensure the STR is covered by a $1,000,000 commercial general liability insurance policy;

Maintain the STR guest registration records, including dates of occupancy, number of guests per party per stay, and rates charged;

Ensure that any advertisement or listing of their STR contains:

The STR Owner Permit number

The STR Operator Permit number

Whether the STR unit is wheelchair accessible or otherwise ADA-compliant

The number of permitted Guest Bedrooms in the STR unit

The maximum permitted occupancy of the STR unit;

Ensure dwelling and occupancy limits set forth in the CZO and CCNO and observed;

Post a copy of the Owner Permit in a location visible to both guests and neighbors,

Post, in a location visible and legible to guests, an evacuation diagram showing fire escapes and all means of egress from the STR Unit and from the building in which the STR Unit is located;

Post, in the interior of the STR Unit, trash disposal and recycling collection days;

Ensure that the STR Unit complies with the following standards:

Walls, ceilings, floors, windows, fixtures and furnishings clean and in good repair;

All rooms are well lit and ventilated, and have adequate heating and cooling;

Guests are furnished with clean towels, washcloths, and linens in good condition;

All dishes and cooking utensils are provided in a safe and sanitary condition;

All perishables left by guests are disposed of at the end of each STR stay;

The STR has a working fire extinguisher, smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide detectors and otherwise complies with all applicable fire codes;

The STR has working locks at all points of entry, operable by STR guests;

All provisions of the CZO, Minimum Property Maintenance and Building Codes;

Ensure that the STR Unit is not used for any unpermitted commercial purpose;

Timely report any known or suspected criminal activity by a guest to the NOPD;

Submit to inspections authorized by CCNO Sec. 26-624;

Ensure that the permitted Operator, during all periods of guest occupancy, is available by telephone and able to by physically present at the STR within an hour of being contacted;

Serve as the point of contact for guests;

Receive and timely resolve complaints from neighbors regarding disruptive STR use;

Timely remit all applicable local, state, and federal taxes and City fees;

Comply with all other applicable laws, including but not limited to the CZO and CCNO.

What are the penalties and fines for non compliance?

If a violation case is brought regarding STR violations, the parties involved may face monetary fines. These fines are set by state law at a maximum of $500 for each violation cited in a violation case.

Penalties for non compliance of city regulation include:

  • Daily fees
  • Revocation of the rental license
  • Property liens
  • Discontinuation of electric service
Is there any official regulatory body or authority?

Yes, the regulatory body for short-term rentals (STR) in New Orleans is the City of New Orleans' Department of Safety and Permits.

How can i contact the authority?

1. Phone: You can call the Department's Short-Term Rental Hotline at (504) 658-7144 to ask questions or report violations.

2. Email: You can send an email to the Department's Short-Term Rental Division at STR@nola.gov mailto:STR@nola.gov to inquire about permits, regulations, or any other related issues.

3. In Person: You can visit the Department's offices at the address below during their business hours:

Department of Safety and Permits

1300 Perdido St., Room 7W03

New Orleans, LA 70112

4. official website at www.nola.gov/short-term-rentals/]http://www.nola.gov/short-term-rentals/ http://www.nola.gov/short-term-rentals/

Which jurisdictions are exempted from the regulations?

Here are a few jurisdictions that were exempted from the short-term rental (STR) regulations in New Orleans:

1. French Quarter: The French Quarter is subject to its own specific regulations and restrictions on short-term rentals. Any STRs in this area must comply with the regulations set forth by the Vieux Carre Commission.

2. Central Business District (CBD): The CBD is exempt from the City's STR regulations but subject to certain requirements set forth by the Downtown Development District.

What are the requirements and fees for the permit (s)?

You must meet certain requirements, including complying with zoning regulations, providing proof of liability insurance, and paying the necessary fees to obtain a short-term rental permit. You are required to register and obtain the license with the City of New Orleans' Department of Safety and Permits.

In addition to the permit, hosts are required to obtain a Louisiana Sales Tax ID and collect and remit taxes on their STR income. You may also be required to obtain a license or certification from the State of Louisiana through https://onestopapp.nola.gov/, depending on the type of STR you are operating.

Fees:

1. Residential Unit (Whole Home or Accessory): $500 initial permit fee, $100 annual renewal fee per unit

2. Duplex or Triplex: $500 initial permit fee, $100 annual renewal fee per unit

3. Accessory Unit: $250 initial permit fee, $50 annual renewal fee per unit

Commercial properties are required to pay a fee of $1000 annually.

Kindly check the New Orleans short-term rental page https://nola.gov/commercial-owners-permit/ for further information.

Basic Information
Occupancy restriction

2 people per bedroom

Length of Stay
less than 30 days
Registration & Licensing Fees
A recurring fee that is less than the registration fee
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes, an STR license is required
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required and its one-time
Guest Record
Yes and should be maintained for a year
Zoning

Short-term rental is permitted in residential zones and permitted in a few commercial neighborhoods as a conditional use. The permitted zoning areas includes HMC-1, HMC-2, HM-MU, HMR-1, HMR-3, CBD-1, CBD-2, CBD-3, etc.

Occupancy taxes and fees

A combined 11.75% city sales tax and occupancy tax and additional nightly charges which depend on the type of license of the owner and the number of rooms in the STR accommodation.

Insurance requirement

Yes, a minimum of 1 million dollars

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Yes, at least one off-street parking space must be provided for each STR

Advertising Requirement

Yes, license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

Yes, quiet must be maintained between 10 pm - 7 am

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

No, but certain conditions apply

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

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