City Air Permits

The Air Quality Control Division works diligently to protect the air we breathe and ensure that it remains safe for our future. They do this through the regulation of air pollution sources by issuing construction and operating permits. The following permits are provided by the City of Springfield and Air Quality Control:

City Permit Fees


  • Deminimis Facilities ($75) - An installation that has the potential to emit less than the deminimis level of any air contaminant or it has a construction permit that limits to emit less than deminimis levels.
  • MACT Facilities (Small Facilities - $128 and Large Facilities - $186) - An installation that emits a hazardous air pollutant (HAP) that is regulated by EPA as an area source and requires monitoring reports plus annual inspection to determine compliance with NESHAP MACT standard.
  • Basic Facilities ($373) - An installation that has the potential to emit greater than deminimis level but less than 100 tons per year of any air contaminant and issued a Basic operating permit.
  • Intermediate Facilities ($1,166) - An installation that has the potential to emit 100 tons or greater per year of any air contaminants but it has a voluntary limit to emit less than 100 tons of any air contaminant in the Intermediate operating permit.
  • Part 70 Facilities ($1,636) - An installation that has the potential to emit either 100 tons or greater per year of air contaminants or 10 tons of any single HAP or 25 tons of a combination of HAPs and issued a Part 70 operating permit.

Open Burning Permit Fee


  • Open Burning Permit ($115) - A property owner or contractor must obtain a permit to be able to burn brush or trees that originate on the property. The property has to meet several permit restrictions in order to obtain a permit.

Asbestos Inspection Fee

  • Asbestos Inspection Fee ($128) - A property owner or contractor shall pay an asbestos inspection fee to the Air Quality Section.  When an application for a demolition permit is received by the Dept of Building Development Services (BDS) the Air Quality Section requires an asbestos inspection report to be made by a registered Missouri certified Asbestos Building Inspector. The Air Quality Section will review the applicant’s asbestos inspection report plus conduct an inspection on the removal of any ACM detected in the structure.