Do I Need an Air Quality Permit?

In Mecklenburg County, facilities that emit one or more regulated air pollutants are likely to need an air quality permit prior to construction. Examples of those sources include boilers, generators, incinerators, chemical processing or storage operations, coating or painting operations, and material (sand, gravel, etc.) handling.

Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ) will provide assistance in assessing your need for a permit. A Permit Applicability Questionnaire Form has been created to help you survey your facility's operations for the purpose of identifying the most common emission source types. The form can be used to provide MCAQ with basic information needed to determine whether permitting is necessary.

Submission Options for MCAQ Permit Applicability Questionnaire

Electronic Submittal

This form cannot be saved until completed.  Before completing this form, please gather all supporting documentation which will be necessary for submittal.  This documentation may include manufacturer specifications, chemical data sheets, emission calculations, production rates, etc.  This form is available below in a Word and PDF document to assist you in compiling the necessary information.

Hard Copy Submittal

Submit a completed hard copy of MCAQ Permit Applicability Questionnaire Form to the address below:

Mecklenburg County Air Quality 
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208 

If it is determined that your facility needs a permit, MCAQ will provide you with the proper application forms and information necessary to obtain the permit.