New Orleans extends deadlines for alcoholic beverage permits

El Gato Negro bartender selling margaritas to go out front on French Market Place in 2012. Photo by Derek Bridges | CC Flickr.

New Orleans extended the renewal deadline for alcohol beverage permits to May 31.

Originally, the deadline was April 1 and was already extended to April 30, according to New Orleans spokeswoman LaTonya Norton.

Additionally, the city extended alcoholic beverage permit expirations to June 30.

New Orleans is processing a “healthy” amount of permits while the Office of Safety and Permits is open for emailed submissions.

Payments also are being accepted online. Residents may also drop off at City Hall.

For any questions, email Laura Barth at,