Retail Businesses

For every fixed location retail dealer in merchandise, services and rentals, including but not limited to businesses listed in this section, the City of Kenner has regulations regarding retail sales businesses pursuant to the City of Kenner Municipal Code of Ordinances.

A retail sales business includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Abstractors
  • Advertising agencies
  • Ambulance Services
  • Appraisers
  • Barbershops
  • Beauty salons
  • Carpet and rug cleaning businesses
  • Collecting agencies
  • Decorators
  • Flea market participants
  • Health or recreational clubs
  • Jewelers
  • Motor vehicle rentals
  • Motor vehicle repair and repainting shops
  • Photographers
  • Repair businesses
  • Retail dealers in boats
  • Retail dealers in merchandise
  • Retail dealers in motor vehicles
  • Service businesses
  • Surety companies or bondsman
  • Taxicab service
  • Transportation businesses
  • Wreckers and tow truck services

For an exhaustive list of retail business, visit the Louisiana Legislature's webpage to access Louisiana Revised Statute 47:354.

  1. To open an Retail Sales business in the City of Kenner, the following are required for submittal:
    1. A completed Occupational License Application (PDF). Any questions regarding the application can be answered by contacting the Occupational License office of the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement at 504-468-4064. Once the application is received in our office, it will be forwarded to the following in house agencies for approval:
      1. Verification from the Planning Department for the City of Kenner that the business is properly zoned. The Planning Department may be reached at 504-468-7280 for questions relating to zoning.
      2. Verification from the Wastewater Department or city contractor that the business does not need approval or that the business is permitted in accordance with all applicable codes. The city contractor may be reached at 504-468-7515 regarding any wastewater discharge, grease traps, or sewerage questions.
      3. Verification from the Permit Office for Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement that the business has been inspected and is permitted in accordance with all applicable codes. Download the Building Permit Application. The Permits Office may also be reached by calling 504-468-4062 regarding building permits and inspections.
    2. The prospective owner shall present verification from the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) that the business does not need an approval or that the business is permitted in accordance with all applicable codes. Questions regarding DHH application, inspection and approval may be answered by calling 504-838-5140 or by visiting their website at Board of Health for the Department of Health and Hospitals.

Business Permit Information

  1. The applicant must submit a completed application and all other required documentation for processing. Failure to submit a completed application can result in longer processing times and delay of the opening of the business.
  2. In the event the applicant fails to provide the information, forms, and documents required by the City in connection with this application within 60 days of the date the application is received by the City, the application shall, without further notice, be deemed to have been voluntarily withdrawn as of that date and no further action will be taken in connection with the application.
  3. The prospective business owner should also consult with the Louisiana Department of Revenue, the Jefferson Parish Bureau of Revenue and Taxation and all other agencies tasked with the regulation and collection of sales tax associated with the business.