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Juan Rodriguez

New Orleans Rushes Building Restrictions Before SuperBowl

By January 4, 2013

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As the city of New Orleans prepares to host Super Bowl XLVII the government has established a Clean Zone with specific building code requirements that should be followed in order to operate during the Super Bowl. The new guide provides a roadmap for permitting including fees and important deadlines if you are seeking to get a permit. The Clean Zone boundaries will start at 6:00 A.M. on Monday, January 28, 2013, and will come to an end at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

The regulation also prohibits the construction, placement, occupation, or use of any temporary structure except those sanctioned and authorized by the City, the National Football League (NFL) or the Superintendent of Police. The Clean Zone guide also sets forth requirements on how to file and obtain General Business Licenses, Occupancy Permits, and provisions on how to obtain Mechanical and Electrical permits required to operate business.

The most important dates of the regulations are:

  • January 4 Last Day to Submit Permit Applications for Signs, Banners, Building Wraps, Temporary Structures, Reviewing Stands, Tents, Stages, Parking Lot Rentals, Sky Tracers, Searchlights and Projected Signage
  • January 14 Last Day to Submit Applications for Mechanical and Electrical Permits to Safety & Permits
  • January 25 Last Day of Issuance of Permits for Vendors from the Bureau of Revenue
  • January 25-27 Week One - Mardi Gras. Permitted Mardi Gras Vendors must cease all activity at midnight on January 27th. Adherence to the permit period will be strictly enforced.
  • January 28 Official beginning of event activity period
  • January 28 Initial day that licensed temporary food sales may begin
  • February 3 Super Bowl XLVII
  • February 5 Event activity period ends. All licensed activity must cease. Temporary signs and structures must be removed
  • February 6-12 Week Two - Mardi Gras. Permitted Mardi Gras Vendors may resume activities

Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at the Superdome in New Orleans.


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