General Info

Air Quality Permit to Construct

Statewide Permit

Any operation/equipment that discharges emissions to the outside air needs an air quality permit to construct from the State of Maryland. Examples of such operations include the following: Coating and painting operations, asphalt plants, incinerators, quarry operations, paint spray booths, chemical-processing equipment, fuel-burning equipment, and printing presses. If you are not sure at the time you are applying for a permit whether public review of your application is required, you can contact the Air Quality Permits Program at 410-537- 3225 to seek their advice. 

Valid for One-time use Revised : No Date
3 months Approval time
$200-$20,200 Application cost
60-120 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

Applicants are required to demonstrate compliance with local zoning for permits subject to public participation per the environment.

How do I apply?

Apply or register

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How do I maintain or renew my permit?

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal after One-time use

You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your permit

You may need to obtain a new permit to construct if you make changes to the equipment, process, material or emissions.

If construction or installation does not take place within 18 months of permit issuance, then approval terminates.

Permit issuer



Who issues the permit?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact information

Justin Hsu

Address: 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

Where can I find more information?

Resources and Links

Visit the following websites for additional information

How do I apply?

Apply or register

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