Online Permitting System

For eligible facilities, 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.

What’s new about the online permitting system?

If you are already signed up for the online permitting system, scroll down for the login button.

The online permitting system has recently added the ability to process registrations for the following types of operations:

For more information, visit our Equipment Registration page.

What device types or operations can be handled with the online permitting system?

The online permitting system can handle the following devices/operations alone or in combination:

  • Auto body shops
  • Dry cleaning facilities
  • Gas dispensing facilities (gas stations)
  • Emergency standby engines  
  • Registered Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters (between 2 and 10 MM Btu/hour)
  • Registered Charbroilers at Commercial Cooking Operations
  • Registered Graphic Arts Operations
  • Registered Mobile Refinishing (Coating) Operations
  • Registered Stationary Agricultural Diesel Engines

If you have any other devices or operations at your facility other than those listed above, you cannot use the online system.

Who is not eligible?

Here are some common reasons why you may not be eligible:

  • You have at least one device/operation that is not supported by the new online permitting system. You will continue to do business as usual until we make additional improvements.
  • You have in-progress business with the Air District such as a permit application or a renewal that needs to be completed before we move you to the new system.

If you’re not eligible, please go to the main Air District Permits page.

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. Make sure you only have equipment supported by the online permitting the system. (Review list above.)
  2. Go to the Login button below and create an account to use the system.
  3. Submit a permit application using the online system.

Existing permit holders who are eligible 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.

Existing permit holders who are not yet eligible to use the online system will continue to receive Renewal Invoices and Data Update forms by mail, and should expect to receive an invitation during future renewals when the facility becomes eligible for the online system.

Need a Facility Access Code or unsure about eligibility?

  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. If you are eligible, 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, and will incur an additional $1.00 service fee.
  • 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 Policy

If you made an overpayment, please fill out and submit the Refund Request form. Requests must be submitted by email or mail.

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 with your payment.

More Information

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

Please do not send the Online Permitting Help Desk any questions on asbestos, renovations, demolitions, job numbers, tank removals, or open burn. Instead, see the specific contact information below.

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Last Updated: 6/6/2018