Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Section advises the city/parish departments, Metropolitan Council and the Office of the Mayor President, on city/parish-wide code enforcement issues. The Section advises on issues related to:

  • Blight
  • Building code violations
  • Condemnations
  • Enforcement of other city/parish ordinances
  • Zoning violations

Attorneys in the section enforce the Code of Ordinances, the Unified Development Code and the International Building code through legal actions brought in Blight Court and/or the 19th Judicial District Court.


The Section also advises the following agencies on legal matters relating to their functions:

  • Animal Control Board
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Board of Appeals
  • Historic Preservation Committee
  • Mosquito and Rodent Board