Vieux Carre Commission temporarily reopens French Quarter office for in-person staff consultations

In-person consultations with Vieux Carre Commission staff members will resume for one day each week starting Thursday after an agreement was reached to temporarily reopen an office on North Peters Street.

Staff will be available for in-person meetings by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the office located in Suite 206C at 400 N. Peters St. The reopening came after a solution was reached between New Orleans city officials and The Berger Company, according to an announcement by the VCC Foundation on Feb. 26.

During office hours, members of the public will be able to meet with a staff member to ask questions, drop off applications or issue permits.

Some restrictions will apply for the services because not all employees will be available. A review of plans and the ability to discuss violations with a staff member will be available.

If someone know which staff member they want to speak to, the public is asked to email that member directly.

Coronavirus guidelines will also be in place, including mask and social distancing. Those who don’t comply may be asked to leave or denied entry.

“Keep in mind, you may not walk out with a permit, but the staff will do their best to assist you and can help with OBES permit entries and questions,” according to VCC Foundation staff.

To make an appointment, file applications or to make an appointment, email

For more information on the VCC, including public meeting schedules, visit

Graphic by Eric T. Styles. To contact the author, email