New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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1.4 Applicability

1.4.A Territorial Application   

This Ordinance applies to all land, uses, structures, and areas within the boundaries of the City of New Orleans, as defined in the Home Rule Charter of the City of New Orleans. 

1.4.B General Application   

In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this Ordinance are the minimum requirements for the promotion and protection of the public health, safety and welfare, and are construed to achieve the purposes for which this Ordinance was adopted.

1.4.C Required Conformance with Ordinance   

No portion or whole of any structure or land may be used or occupied, and no structure, in whole or in part, may be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved, enlarged or structurally altered unless it conforms to the provisions of this Ordinance.

1.4.D Subdivisions Required to Conform with Ordinance   

All subdivisions shall comply with the City of New Orleans Subdivision Regulations. Where conflicts occur with this Ordinance, as determined by the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission,  the most restrictive regulations shall prevail.

1.4.E Applicability to Private Agreements   

Where this Ordinance is more restrictive than a private agreement, this Ordinance controls. The City will not enforce any private agreements. 

1.4.F Reasonable Accommodation   

The City of New Orleans shall provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities to ensure that persons with disabilities are provided equal opportunity to live in the dwelling of their choice (see Article 27.) 

1.4.G Conflict with Other Laws and Regulations   

Whenever these regulations contain an actual, implied or apparent conflict with other laws and regulations, including an internal conflict within this Ordinance, the more restrictive regulation applies, unless otherwise specified. 

1.4.H Effect of Litigation   

In the event a suit is filed in Civil District Court challenging any approval under the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, the time in which to complete the terms and conditions on said approval are tolled from the date suit is filed until there is a final judgement.

Adopted by Ord. No. 29,126, ยง1, Aug. 12, 2022, Zoning Docket 16/22