Designated in 1936, the Vieux Carré is the second oldest historic district in the country. The Vieux Carré Commission (VCC) serves as the regulatory body charged to protect, preserve, and maintain the distinct architectural, historic character, and zoning integrity of the Vieux Carré as mandated by the Louisiana State Constitution, the City Charter, the City Code and the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. Their duties include regulating all repairs, alterations and construction that affect the exterior (whether visible from the street or not) of any building situated on private property in the French Quarter. Additionally, the VCC is authorized to charge owners with violations of the City’s regulations and to seek the correction of such infractions.
Additional information can be found in the following links:
- The VCC oversees the area bounded by Iberville St., N. Rampart St., Esplanade Ave., and the Mississippi River.
- Familiarize yourself with VCC guidelines.
- Learn about violation procedures.
- Before making any changes to the exterior of your Vieux Carré property, including painting, signage and banners, it is necessary to apply to the Commission. Applications for alterations can be found here.
To contact the VCC or learn more:
Vieux Carre Commission:
1300 Perdido St, 7th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112