Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement

James Mohamad, Director
City of Kenner
1801 Williams Boulevard
Building B, Suite 100
Kenner, Louisiana 70062

Telephone:   (504) 468-4062 Main Line

                     Option 1 for Permits
                     Option 2 for Business License
                     Option 3 for Complaints
                     Option 4 for Humane 
                     Option 5 for Director's Office


                     (504) 468-7265 After Hours Complaint Line-For Emergencies Only
                     

  Code Enforcement

The Inspection and Code Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of the City of Kenner Code of Ordinances, the review and issuance of building permits of all structures within the City, conducting inspections, licensing of tradesmen and issuing occupational licenses.  In cooperation with the Planning Department, the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement is responsible for the enforcement of the City's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and also makes recommendations for text amendments when appropriate.

 

One of the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement's main objectives is to fight blight within the City of Kenner.   With the cooperation of the City Council and the Mayor's Office, this department is responsible for facilitating code sweeps throughout all districts of the City of Kenner. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Flood Protection Information

An important notice to Kenner residents for Flood Protection Information.

For additional flood hazard information, you may go to www.fema.gov.

Elevation Certificates - Copies of elevation certificates can be obtained from the Permitting Office located at 2000 18th Street, Kenner, Louisiana 70062 or you can call (504) 468-4062, Option 1. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Click here for a message about flood insurance from Mayor Zahn

Click here for flood insurance FAQ from Mayor Zahn

 

Abandoned Property Registration

On Sept. 20, 2012 the City of Kenner adopted an Abandoned Property Registration Ordinance. The City of Kenner recognized a drastic rise in the number of abandoned and vacant properties and that vacant properties are in violation of multiple aspects of state law and local ordinances. Specifically, the presence of vacant and abandoned residences can lead to neighborhood decline, lower property values, and can create unattractive public nuisance.

This Ordinance requires owners of properties, banks, and other entities to notify the City of Kenner when a property is foreclosed upon, and to provide a local contact person to maintain the property, and to work with Code Enforcement to correct code violation issues.

The Ordinance goes into effect on November 15, 2012. The forms required for registration are available by calling the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement, Office of Occupational License at 504-468-4062, Option 2.

Any questions regarding the new law should be directed to the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement by calling 504-468-4062.

Click here to download Property Registration Form.

Click Here to download Notice of Removal Form.

 

Permits and Licensing

The Inspection and Code Enforcement Department is responsible for processing permit applications for building construction and renovations, business signs, demolitions of structures, garage sales and the like. Other responsibilities include issuance of tradesman licenses (electricians, plumbers, mechanical contractors), collection of related fees and coordination of inspection schedules. This section includes personnel that are responsible for reviewing commercial and residential plans to insure compliance with the City's building code and other related regulations.

The Permitting Office is located at 2000 18th Street on the first floor of the Annex Building or you can call (504) 468-4062, Option 1. Their hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Permit information is as follows:

GARAGE SALE PERMITS: valid for 3 consecutive days - 2 sales per year only

ELECTRICAL LICENSE: cost new $200.00, valid for 1 year, renewal cost $75.00 Delinquent fee $30.00 Revival fee $75.00(must have current Jefferson Parish License or State Electrical License). If you have any questions regarding these fees please contact our office at 468-4062, Option 1. For renewal and filing forms please see link below

PLUMBING LICENSE: cost new $200.00, valid for 1 year, renewal cost $75.00 Delinquent fee $30.00 Revival fee $75.00(must have current State Plumbing License). If you have any questions regarding these fees please contact our office at 468-4062, Option 1. For renewal and filing forms please see link below.

MECHANICAL LICENSE: cost new $200.00, valid for 1 year, renewal cost $75.00 Delinquent fee $30.00 Revival fee $75.00(must have current Jefferson Parish License or State Mechanical License). If you have any questions regarding these fees please contact our office at 468-4062. Option 1. For renewal and filing forms see link below.

GAS LICENSE: cost new $200.00, good for 1 year, renewal cost $75.00 Delinquent fee $30.00 Revival fee $75.00(must have current Jefferson Parish License or State Mechanical License). If you have any questions regarding these fees please contact our office at 468-4062, Option 1. For renewal and filing forms see link below.

BUILDING PERMITS: necessary on all construction, including pools in and above ground, all portable or prefab buildings, cement work and fences. Cost varies, see attached. Please be advised that the demolition of any building must be permitted. Cost varies.

SPECIAL EVENT/GATHERING PERMITS: All special events (i.e. bingos, raffles, etc.) must be permitted.

RENEWAL AND FILING FORMS: CLICK HERE

 

Humane

The City's Humane Officers have the responsibility of enforcing all humane laws as stated in the Comprehensive Code of Ordinances. The humane officers are vested with the authority to issue citations for violations of applicable regulations. Inspections must be conducted in order for facilities to receive an Animal Control Permit. They also conduct annual inspections of pet shops, kennels and stables. The officers respond to citizen complaints and assist the Kenner Police Department when requested.

ANIMAL CONTROL PERMIT: cost $50.00, valid for 1 year, click here to download the application. 

ANIMAL CONTROL PERMIT APPLICATION

 

Brake Tag/Taxicab

Provides inspection of motor vehicles registered in the City of Kenner for issuance of annual mechanical inspection sticker. Vehicles are inspected for compliance of applicable State and City requirements. Also regulates vehicles for hire operating within the City.

The Brake Tag/Taxicab Station is located at 1904 24th Street and the telephone number for the Brake Tag Station is (504) 468-4075 and the telephone number for the Taxicab Division is (504) 468-4083. For a map and driving directions, please click here. Their hours of operation are as follows:

8:30 a.m. to 4:25 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 a.m. to 6:25 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m., last Saturday of each month (Holiday weekends, open on the prior Saturday.)

The cost of a brake tag is $10.00 for a one year tag; and $20.00 for a two year tag. A delinquent fee is $4.00. The requirements for obtaining a brake tag are: a current driver's license, current vehicle registration (vehicles registered in Kenner) and current proof of insurance.

The Brake Tag Station now provides a waiver of vehicle certificate fees for Disabled Veterans, Medal of Honor and Purple Heart Recipients. He or she will have to produce adequate proof of their status at the time of application for the Certificate and shall be entitled to the waiver for no more than one vehicle. Cost for a one year tag is $2.50; cost for a two year tag is $5.00.  A delinquent fee is $4.00.

The cost for a Taxicab CPNC is $250.00 each (or $10,000 unlimited) and it is good for one year.  All CPNC's need to be renewed at the beginning of the year. Driver's permits are due on the driver's birthday at a cost of $50.00 and it is valid for two years.

 

Inspection/Code Enforcement

Comprised of building inspectors and municipal code enforcement officers. Building Inspectors are responsible for inspections of buildings under construction as well as existing structures. Municipal Code Inspectors are responsible for the enforcement of more than fifty (50) laws and regulations contained in the Comprehensive Code of Ordinances as well as enforcement of regulations outlined in Kenner's Zoning Text.

 

Communications/Data Center

Dispatches complaints and assignments to building inspectors and code inspectors and other city departments. Processes and records citizen complaints. Maintains and updates property data files. Maintains files relative to all statistical data complied in the department.

 

Occupational Licenses

This section is responsible for the issuance and collection of fees for all businesses including home based businesses operating within the City of Kenner. The cost is predicated on the type of business in operation.

This section is also responsible for the licensing of all Alcoholic Beverage Outlet permits. If a business sells any kind of alcoholic beverage, they must obtain a permit from the City of Kenner, as well as with the State. A Class A permit (consumption on the premises), for the sale of alcohol is $500.00, $35.00 for beer, and $30.00 for wine. A Class B permit (packaged), is $500.00 for liquor and $35.00 for beer.

License approval takes approximately 7 - 10 working days. You will be notified by phone once the approval process is complete.

If you are downloading the application or affidavit, it has to be on legal size paper.

Instructions for Applying for Occupational License -(requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view)

Affidavit for Home Based Occupational License-print on legal size paper (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view)

Occupational License Application-print on legal size paper (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view)