A property on St. Peter Street has been fined more than $8,000 for numerous violations of the short-term rental ordinance in New Orleans, according to records.
City records show that the property located at 811 Saint Peter St. was fined April 27 for operating as a short-term rental and was levied an amount of $8,075, which has not been paid as of May 23.
Up to 16 open violations are listed under the property since November 2021, including advertising an illegal STR and excessive occupancy, according to records.
Owners of the property are listed as 811-13 St. Peter LLC, located at 840 Tchoupitoulas St., #311, and 811-13 St. Peter Street LLC, located at 3535 Canal Street, Suite 100, both in New Orleans.
The short-term rental ordinance was passed in December 2016 and took effect on April 1, 2017. A permit is required to operate as an STR in the French Quarter. Short-term rentals under 60 days in the Vieux Carre had been illegal under city code prior to the ordinance’s passage, according to officials.
The ordinance was amended in 2019 and took effect on Dec. 1 of that same year over concerns for affordable housing and STR proliferation.
Under the new rules, only owner-occupied properties were allowed to operate as STRs in residential areas. In addition, STRs in the French Quarter were limited to certain areas. A city map shows permitted STRs scattered throughout the French Quarter, including along Bourbon Street.
On April 1, officials issued a new interpretation of the STR ordinance. Under the new rule, commercial STRs are now zoned the same as any commercial-use property.
Previously, commercial STRs were considered residential use in primarily commercial areas.
Applicants for new commercial STR permits will also need to apply for a building permit before they are eligible for an STR permit, according to officials. The new zoning interpretation can be read here at nola.gov.