Register your business for reentry.
After a mandatory evacuation, businesses return to the city before residents. That's to ensure that essential services like power and grocery stores are running. Read more about preparing for hurricanes.
To reenter New Orleans before the general public, you must have a valid reentry placard. Each year, businesses need to register for a reentry assignment. You'll be assigned to a tier and you'll receive your corresponding placard(s). For questions or to make an appointment to pick up your placards, call Carlos Muniz at 504-658-8700.
Register for reentry
TIER 1: RESPONSE SUPPORT
Businesses and agencies that provide critical support to response efforts. Additionally, core damage assessment teams of major employers with more than 100 employees. Examples include:
- Debris removal companies
- Critical delivery services
- Lodging providers for first responders
- Engineers & damage assessment teams for hotels and motels
TIER 2: RECOVERY SUPPORT
Businesses and agencies that help recovery and economic vitality. Additionally, core assessment teams of employers with more than 50 employees. Examples include:
- Insurance companies
- Gas stations
- Grocery stores
- Healthcare facilities
- Security companies
- Administrative and payroll employees
TIER 3: REPOPULATION SUPPORT
Retail businesses needed for the return of residents. Examples include:
- Neighborhood grocery stores
- Retail shops
- Fast food outlets