New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

Printed: 9/30/2023 6:42:16 PM

20.3.I.1 Bed and Breakfast Accessory Standards

a.         Proof of operator occupancy shall be established by submission of at least three (3) pieces of proof of residence to the Department of Safety and Permits. 

b.         The bed and breakfast shall appear outwardly to be a single-family dwelling, giving no appearance of a business use other than a permitted sign.

c.         The bed and breakfast may have one (1) attached projecting sign not to exceed four (4) square feet in area. The sign shall complement the architecture of the structure.

d.         The bed and breakfast is limited to a maximum of five (5) units for overnight accommodation.

e.         Cooking facilities are prohibited in individual guest rooms.

f.          If meals are provided, only registered guests may be served.

g.         Leasing of a common dining area for social events is prohibited.

h.         In residential districts and HU-B1A Neighborhood Business District, HU-B1 Neighborhood Business District, HU-MU Neighborhood Mixed-Use District, S-LM Lake Area Marina District, MU-1 Medium Intensity Mixed-Use District, and MU-2 High Intensity Mixed-Use District, only one (1) Accessory Bed and Breakfast, one (1) Principal Bed and Breakfast, or one (1) Non-Commercial Short Term Rental is permitted within each city block, inclusive of all lots fronting any exterior boundary of said block and all interior lots not fronting the public right of way, may be permitted for use as a non-commercial short term rental. 

Ord. No. 27,209, §1, Dec. 7, 2016, Zoning Docket 61/16; Ord. No. 28,156, §14, August 8, 2019, Zoning Dockets 26/19 & 27/19; Tech. Correction Memo 2-13-20; Ordinance No. 29382, March 23, 2023, Zoning Docket 02/23