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Air Permits


City Environmental Protection, Department of

Businesses that operate equipment or engage in activities regulated by the New York City Air Pollution Control Code (Air Code) may be required to obtain an Air Permit from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Activities and equipment covered by the Air Code include operating fuel burning equipment, demolishing structures, spraying insulating materials, operating various types of industrial processing equipment, or any activity that may cause smoke, soot, ash, dust, fumes, gas, vapors, and / or odors to occur.

For more information about the Air Code please visit Title 24, Chapter 1 for the New York City Administrative Code and Title 15, Chapters 10, 13, 14, 15, 25, and 26 of the Rules of the City of New York using the Additional Information Links below.

Additional resources

Air Code (PDF)

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Bureau of Environmental Compliance
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Air Permits

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