Port Esplanade Does Not Allow Short Term Rentals. New Orleans' City Code Will be Enforced.
Short Term Rentals in the French Quarter
Information provided by French Quarter Citizens
The City of New Orleans has held two adjudication hearings to address Short Term Rental Violations. The June hearing resulted in a total of $17,000 in fines for ten (10) properties. The July hearing brought another fifteen (15) properties up for violations and resulted in more than $22,000 in fines.
The Short-Term Rental Administration, a division of the Department of Safety and Permits, licenses short term rental facilities and enforces the standards regulating their operation. French Quarter Citizens has attended both hearings. We have observed that screen shots from websites such as AirBnB VRBO, HomeAway and Craigslist that verify that a property is being used as a short term rental will ensure that fines will be imposed. Dated photos showing STR activity is also good evidence as well as the testimony of neighbors. If a violation is submitted, STR Administration WILL send out enforcement officers to investigate and gather additional evidence for the case.
Ruling in favor of Port Esplanade Condominium Ass in following case:
MICHAEL P. CUSIMANO, CHERE M. THERIOT, JAMES K. OZBORN, S. JAMES WALLACE, BRUCE E. MOHAT, AND FREDERICK E. LUTZ VS PORT ESPLANADE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., et al
COURT OF APPEAL FOURTH CIRCUIT STATE OF LOUISIANA ******* APPEAL FROM CIVIL DISTRICT COURT, ORLEANS PARISH NO. 2008-11444, DIVISION "E-7" Honorable Madeleine Landrieu, Judge ****** PAUL A. BONIN JUDGE ****** (Court composed of Judge Edwin A. Lombard, Judge Roland L. Belsome, Judge Paul A. Bonin) AFFIRMED JANUARY 12, 2011
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