Individual permit holders must use MPCA's e-Services to:

  • Apply for reissuance, when permits are expiring
  • Apply for administrative amendments to individual permits
  • Terminate permits

Non-e-Service applications for the above actions won't be accepted unless there is an approvable request for confidentiality. Email AQApplicationFormsRequest.pca@state.mn.us to request the paper application forms. At this time, only permit termination is available online for registration, capped, or general permit holders. All permit holders must use MPCA e-Services to terminate permits.

For non-e-Service applications, submit the applicable forms below on paper (two complete copies), or on a USB drive (preferred) or compact disc in PDF format. Emission calculations must be in an editable spreadsheet, even with paper applications. Include a paper copy of signed forms (an original signature is required) and a check for any fees.

Application checklists

Your application will be reviewed for completeness. If mandatory information is missing, the application will be returned. Use our checklists to ensure you've included all the requirements.

Permit application forms

Total facility individual permit application forms

Compliance data

Monitoring equipment

Administrative changes

Individual permit holders must use MPCA e-Services for administrative amendments, including changes in facility name, ownership or control, contact person, and location and permit terminations.

Application forms for modifying individual permits

Expedited review requests

The MPCA processes permit applications on a first come, first served basis. For time-sensitive projects where delays may be costly, you can request expedited review:

Registration permit application forms

Administrative changes

Complete this form to make changes to your facility name, location, ownership or control, or contact name and submit it along with form SCP-01: Submittal cover page.

Registration permit holders must use MPCA e-Services to terminate permits.

Capped permit application forms

Administrative changes

Complete this form to make changes to your facility name, ownership or control, or contact name and submit it along with form SCP-01: Submittal cover page.

Capped permit holders must use MPCA e-Services to terminate permits.

Part 70 general permit application forms

Non-metallic mineral processing general permit application forms

Administrative changes for general permits

Complete this form to make changes to your facility name, ownership or control, or contact name and submit it along with form SCP-01: Submittal cover page.

General permit holders must use MPCA e-Services to terminate permits.

Mercury emissions

Facilities that are a “mercury source” as defined by Minnesota rules and emit more than 3 pounds of mercury (or 5 pounds for industrial boilers) may be required to complete a mercury reduction plan.

Learn more about mercury reductions and MPCA's plan to reduce mercury releases by 2025.

Miscellaneous requests and notifications

Resources

Minneapolis facilities: Your facility may subject to requirements under Minn. Stat. 116.07, subd. 4a. Learn more on the Air permitting in south Minneapolis page.

Small business assistance: Contact the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program for help determining if you need a permit, or the type of permit you need.

Application shield: If you submit a timely and complete permit application, you won't be penalized for operating without a permit before it is issued. This protection doesn't apply to applications for permit amendments. If the MPCA requests additional information to process your application and you don't respond by the deadline, this protection may be lost.

Confidentiality: If your application includes confidential information, submit two versions of the application. One version with the confidential information and one public version with the confidential information redacted. If you are using the electronic submittal option, your public and confidential versions need to be on USB drives.

Official MPCA determination: Submit Form CH-16 to obtain an official agency determination (applicability determination) on whether you need a permit or permit amendment, or how a specific rule or permit condition applies.