Air Quality Permit to Construct Details

Air Quality Permit to Construct

General Info - 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. 


  • 1 uses

    Number of uses

  • s

    Approval time

  • $200.0 - $20,200.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

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


Apply for the Permit

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)

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

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

Agency/Contact

Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact Information

Justin Hsu

Email: jhsu@mde.state.md.us

Tel: (410) 537-3846