City Opens Registration for Mardi Gras 2022 Permit Lottery

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NEW ORLEANS — From the City of New Orleans:

The Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue announced it will hold the 2022 lottery for the Mardi Gras fixed locations at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 in the lobby of the Civil District Court Building located at 421 Loyola St.  

The official Carnival season consists of 11 consecutive days. Mardi Gras season will commence Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 and conclude on 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Citizens interested in obtaining a permit must register for the lottery with the Bureau of Revenue between Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 and Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.  All participants must submit both a completed Official Lottery Registration Card and a sales tax deposit in the amount of $1,000 and in the form of a certified check or money order, made payable to the City of New Orleans.

The registration deadline is at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Registration materials can be delivered in person or by mail to the Bureau of Revenue, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., Room 1W15, New Orleans, LA 70112. Mailed registration materials must be received no later than Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 (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 Feb. 3  lottery. Participants not selected for a fixed location will be refunded their deposit. Lottery placements are non-transferable.

Those citizens selected in the lottery must attend the Fixed Location Selection Process at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 in the Bureau of Revenue in City Hall, 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 valid picture ID. Each participant is allowed 10 minutes to select one fixed location.

Those individuals interested in obtaining Walker’s Permits for this Mardi Gras season can go to the Revenue office the week of Feb. 16 to obtain the necessary permits. Information defining the parameters of these permits can be found on the City’s website at This information can also be found in the Mardi Gras Booklet which will be distributed in the Revenue Department, 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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