Air Quality Permitting

UPDATE: During the Covid-19 restrictions and for the foreseeable future, the NC Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has created an email account that is available for facilities to electronically submit permit applications and reports (permit or rule required quarterly, semiannual or annual reports, source test reports, or other reports that you are required to send to the DAQ).  You will still need to submit official hard copies of the reports or permit applications as you have done in the past.  Use of this email account is not required.  If you’ve been submitting electronically to specific DAQ staff members' email addresses, that is fine.  If you’ve been submitting only hard copy reports and applications, that is fine as well.   
The email address for you to send reports and applications is:
We request that you use the following Subject Line formatting: “Facility ID, Facility Name, type of submission.”  Refer to your permit or registration for your facility ID.    
If you have multiple facilities please send a separate email for each facility.  A signed, scanned PDF would be the preferable format.  Please feel free to email any questions or concerns to the DAQ regional supervisor for your application, which can be found here.

The Permitting Section handles the issuance, renewal, and modification of air quality permits in North Carolina. Currently, we work with more than 2,000 facilities in the state.

Online Access to Air Quality Permits

Modifying or Applying for an Air Quality Permit

Download forms and instructions to apply for or modify an air quality permit, including:
  • Title V and Non-Title V Facilities
  • General Permits for specific industries
  • Minor Modifications
  • Instructions for changes not requiring a permit, including 502(b)(10) and changes under 15A NCAC 02Q .0318
  • Small facilities seeking registration in lieu of an Air Quality Permit under 15A NCAC 02Q .0102(e)
  • Tax certifications
  • Registration for New Renewable Energy Facilities under Senate Bill 3
  • Permit Fees Schedule


  • Emissions Inventories
    Forms and other information concerning estimation of potential emissions for permit applications.
  • Emissions Reduction Credits
    This program provides for the creation, banking, transfer, and use of emissions reduction credits for NOx, VOC, SO2, PM2.5 and NH3.

    Title V Email List 

    The North Carolina Division of Air Quality Permitting Section maintains an email list for dissemination of permitting information to interested parties. These emails include public notices with draft permits and application reviews. Final permits will be distributed through this email list as well. Please note that only permitting actions that are processed through the public notice procedures will be distributed. To have your email address added to the list of recipients, please send a request to Kathy Hash.

    Annual Compliance Certification Form

    Forms: OR  
    Annual compliance certification is required under 40 CFR 70.6(c), 15A NCAC Sections 2Q.0508(t) and 2Q.0508(bb), and Section 3-General Condition P of the Title V Operating Permit.

    Industry-Specific Permitting Actions and Information

    Intent to Construct

    Detailed information on construction activities that may be undertaken prior to securing an air permit.

    Modeling and Meteorology

    Get assistance with meteorological modeling as related to obtaining an air quality permit.

    Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) Determinations

    View DAQ Determinations related to NHSM and CISWI

      NSR Permitting

      Current applications, recent permits & reviews, and guidance on permits issued under NSR regulations.

      North Carolina Air Toxics

      Permitting Procedures Memos and Guidance

      View DAQ permitting memos and guidance documents.

      Specific Permit Conditions Regulatory Guide

      Find specific permit conditions for emission sources subject to MACT, GACT, NSPS, and NCAC.

      112(j) Permitting Program

      Obtain detailed information about who is subject to the NCDAQ 112(j) permitting requirements including permit application requirements.


        Chief, Permitting Section
        Title V Permitting Branch Supervisor
        New Source Review Branch Supervisor
        Air Quality Analysis Branch Supervisor