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City Opens Registration for Mardi Gras 2018 Permit Lottery

Postponed due to City Hall closure Jan. 17-19

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue will hold its 2018 lottery for the Mardi Gras fixed location permits for the 2018 Carnival parade season on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Civil District Court building (421 Loyola St.).

The official 2018 Carnival parade season will consist of eleven consecutive days. Mardi Gras season will commence Friday, Feb. 2 and will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The deadline for citizens to register to participate in the lottery was Friday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. and was not effected by City Hall’s closure on Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 19. All participants have submitted both a completed Official Lottery Registration Card and a sales tax deposit in the amount of $1,000 in the form of a certified check or money order made payable to the City of New Orleans. Mailed registration materials must have been received no later than Friday, Jan. 12 regardless of the postmark date.

Only those registration materials received during the designated period will be accepted and used to prepare the Official Lottery Entry Card. Participants need not be present at the January 25 Lottery. Participants not selected for a fixed location will be refunded their deposit. Lottery placements are non-transferable.

Those selected in the lottery must attend the Fixed Location Selection Process at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 in the Bureau of Revenue in City Hall (1300 Perdido St., Room 1W15). Names will be called according to their placement on the lottery board. A valid ID is required. Participants unable to attend the selection process must authorize a representative to attend in their place in writing ahead of time with the Bureau of Revenue. Representatives must have a valid picture ID. Each participant is allowed 10 minutes to select one fixed location.

Individuals interested in obtaining Walker’s Permits for this Mardi Gras season can do so in the Bureau of Revenue in City Hall (1300 Perdido St., Room 1W15). Information defining the parameters of these permits can be found on the City’s website at www.nola.gov. This information can also be found in the Mardi Gras Booklet available in the Bureau of Revenue in City Hall (1300 Perdido St., Room 1W15).

For more information, contact the Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue, Application Unit, at (504) 658-1662 or (504) 658-1643 or (504) 658-1645.

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