New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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3.2.B Completeness Review

1.  The official in Table 3-1 charged with receiving applications shall review the application to ensure that all required submittals are included in the application and determine whether the application is complete. The appropriate official shall notify the applicant that the application is complete or incomplete within ten (10) days from the date of submittal.

2.  If the application is deemed incomplete, the official will not process the application until the deficiencies are remedied. Once an application is deemed complete, the application will be placed on the first available docket or forwarded to the appropriate official as appropriate. An application that is not made complete by the applicant within one hundred eighty (180) days of the date of submittal will be void and discarded.  An application initiated by Council motion that is not made complete within one hundred eighty (180) days of the date of the motion will be void and discarded.

3.  An application is deemed complete if the official fails to reject it and notify the applicant of the deficiencies within ten (10) days and it shall be docketed. However, it may not be complete for the purposes of review and a determination of completeness does not constitute approval of the application. The appropriate board, commission, or official may also require the applicant to supplement the application with additional information.

4.  A new determination of completeness is required if the applicant materially changes the application from the prior submittal.

Ord. No. 29,126, ยง3, Aug. 12, 2022, Zoning Docket 16/22