Air Permits for Colorado Business and Industry
Any business in Colorado that emits air pollution may be required to report its emissions and apply for a permit to emit. The type of permit needed is determined by the volume and type of emissions.
Obtaining an Air Permit
- Construction Permits
- New and existing businesses in Colorado that emit air pollutants above certain threshold levels may trigger the need for an air permit called a "Construction Permit". These are issued through the Air Pollution Construction Permit Unit.
- Construction Permits for Oil and Gas Facilities
- The Oil and Gas industry construction permitting process has been developed specifically for that industry.
- Operating Permits
- All major sources of air emissions in Colorado are required to obtain an Operating Permit. These sources emit pollutants beyond the level required for a construction permit only. New major sources must first obtain a construction permit, and must apply for an operating permit within 12 months of commencing operation. Also called the Title V Operating Permit Program.
- General Permits
- Permit Public Notices
- This page contains public notices for current permit actions of the Air Pollution Control Division. Facilities are listed alphabetically, followed by the public notice documents in Adobe PDF format.
- Check Permit Status
- Check the Status of a Construction Permit
- View issued Operating Permits
- Field Services Unit
- This unit is responsible for compliance and enforcement. Information regarding inspections, emissions monitoring, reporting, open burning, tank trucks, and enforcement action reports are available here.
Air Permit Guidance and Information