Ordinances, Zoning & Rental Regulations

We are proud of our neighborhood! These relevant A-1 Zoning Ordinances and renalt information is provided to help keep it peaceful and beautiful.

  • Street Parking
  • Loud Noise
  • Barking Dogs
  • Sweeping Debris into Streets

Street Parking

The City-Parish Code of Ordinances establishes certain parking restrictions, which include:

  • Do not park on the front lawn or sidewalk.
  • Do not park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
  • There is a time limit to parking on the street – not longer than 9 hours in a 24 hour period from 6am of one day to 6am of the next. Do not block traffic.
  • Do not block a driveway.
  • Do not park within 25 feet of an intersection.
  • Parking in the wrong direction is prohibited.
  • Parking in medians is prohibited.

To report a violation, call the traffic police division at 389-3874.See Code of Ordinances, Sec.11:415,416,418,421,423.

Loud Noise

The City-Parish Code has a noise ordinance which prohibits a person from making any loud noises which are offensive, render enjoyment of property uncomfortable or interfere with public peace and comfort. This can include use of vulgar language, playing the radio loudly or sounding a car horn, except as required by law. The ordinance against disturbing the peace includes appearing in an intoxicated condition. Violation of these ordinances is punishable by a fine of between $100 and $500.

You must give your name, address and phone number in order for the police to respond and write a report. The report allows for a record to be kept of repeat offenders. It is also a good idea to call the owner. Please be courteous to the police and tell them you live in the Garden District. If you are persistent, you are more likely to get the results you want.To report a violation, call the police at 389-2000.See Code of Ordinances, Sec.12:100, 101, Sec.13:103.

Barking Dogs

Sec. 14:110. Animal Ordinances, Chapter 1 General Provisions & Definitions:

Excessive Barking: Animal noises of such a loudness, intensity and duration as to prevent or interfere with a person’s ability to enjoy his property, including, but not limited to, situations where:

  1. On more than one (1) occasion has awakened the complainant up from sleep; or
  2. Continues in such a manner so as to cause mental anguish or suffering, loss of sleep, or a disturbance of the peace.

The Code can be accessed at http://www.brgov.com/ or at the Municipal Code Website

Sweeping Yard Debris In Streets

Sec. 6:404. Owners’ and occupants’ responsibility to keep premises clean. (Parish)

All owners and occupants of any building, house, structure or grounds shall be held responsible for the cleanliness of their premises and of alleys and neutral grounds immediately adjacent to their premises and all business owners and managers of stores, restaurants, markets, or stands, shall be responsible for keeping sidewalks in front of the building occupied by them in a clean condition. It is hereby declared unlawful to sweep paper, trash, litter, dirt, or other material into the streets, sidewalks, or other public ways adjacent to such stores, restaurants, etc.To report a violation, call the police at 389-2000.See Parish Code 1962, Title 6, § 404 or City Sec. 6:379

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