Online Permitting System

The Air District’s online permitting system gives regulated industry the ability to submit permit applications, renew permits, update facility information, and access permit documents. Additional functionality and improvements will follow. The goal of this system is to improve efficiency, accuracy, and the customer experience.

How do I use the online permitting system?

New owners and operators without a current Air District permit who want to submit a permit application with the online system should:

  1. Go to the Login button below and create an account to use the system.
  2. Submit a permit application using the online system.

Existing permit holders will be invited by mail to use the online system during the next permit renewal, which typically occurs between 60 and 150 days before your permit expires. The owner/operator invitation will include a Facility Access Code to link your facility to an authorized user account.

Need a Facility Access Code?

  1. Send your request or question to:
  2. Locate any BAAQMD permit document or invoice and provide:
    1. Your facility identification number, plant number, or site number
    2. The business name and address
    3. Your name and phone number
  3. A Facility Access Code will be sent by mail to the official contact associated with this business.

Log in to submit a permit application or to renew permits.

Online Permitting System

What are the current benefits/functionality of the online permitting system?

Customers have the ability to:

  • Submit permit applications
  • Submit Data Update forms
  • Pay invoices for applications and permit renewals
  • Retrieve copies of permit documents
  • Designate up to 3 separate contacts for a facility
    • Owner contact (receives permit documents)
    • Operator contact (receives Data Update requests)
    • Billing contact (receives renewal invoices)

Online Payment Requirements

  • VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted, and will incur an additional 2.95% service fee.
  • eCheck payments from checking and savings accounts are also accepted.
  • Invoices must be paid in full (no partial payments).
  • Invoices more than $20,000 cannot be paid with a credit card. These payments must be paid either by eCheck or mailed check.
  • Invoices more than $3,000,000 cannot be paid online. These payments must be paid by mailing a check.

Refund Requests

If you made an overpayment, please fill out and submit the Refund Request form. Requests must be submitted by email ( or mail. There are no refunds for settled invoices (invoices already paid in full).

Transfer of Ownership

Requests to change ownership (owning entity) must be submitted in writing and cannot be done online.

  1. Please submit a Transfer of Ownership form.
  2. Mail the form or email it to
  3. Provide payment once an invoice number has been provided.

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Need help?

If you have questions, please contact the Online Permitting Help Desk with your facility number and invoice number, if applicable.

Online Permitting Help Desk

415.749.8665 |
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale St., Ste. 600, San Francisco, CA 94105

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Last Updated: 2/21/2024