New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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1.6 Enforcement

1.6.A Purpose   

If any structure is erected, structurally altered, extended, moved or maintained, or any structure or land is used in violation of this Ordinance, in violation of applicable licensing requirements for a particular use contained in the Code of the City of New Orleans, which violation(s) shall be deemed a violation of this Ordinance, the Director of the Department of Safety and Permits, or the Director’s designee, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate actions or proceedings to prevent such unlawful erection, structural alteration, extension, moving, maintenance, use, or other violations, to restrain, correct, or abate violation, to prevent the occupancy of such buildings, structure, or land or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about such premises. Each day such violation continues constitutes a separate violation.

1.6.B Penalties   

The following persons may be found guilty of a misdemeanor punishable either by a fine, the minimum and maximum amounts as established in the Louisiana Revised Statutes, or not more than one-hundred fifty (150) days imprisonment, or both, or be held liable for a code violation as provided by Article II, Chapter 6 of the Code of the City of New Orleans, punishable by a fine or any other lawful measure(s) ordered by a hearing officer, for each and every day that such violation continues, and the correction of a violation does not restrain imposition of these penalties.

1.  The owner or general agent of a structure or premises where a violation of any provision of these regulations has been committed or exists.

2.  The lessee or tenant of an entire structure or entire premises where such general agent, lessee or tenant of any part of the structure or premises in which such violation has been committed or exists.

3.  The general agent, architect, builder, contractor or any other person who commits, takes part in or who assists in any such violation or who maintains any structure or premises in which any such violation exists. 

Adopted by Ord. No. 27,209, ยง1, Dec. 7, 2016, Zoning Docket 61/16

1.6.C New Violation Following Determination of Compliance   

Following any judicial determination that a violation of this Ordinance has occurred and compliance has been rendered, the Director of the Department of Safety and Permits shall place in the records of the City a notation that compliance has been rendered. Any subsequent report of a violation of the regulations pertaining to the same or substantially the same matter constitutes a new violation and is subject to the same remedies herein provided.