Air Construction Permit

Department of Natural Resources


Permit issued to protect outside air from potential emissions from new or modified equipment or control equipment.

Code Citation IAC 567 – 22.1

Who Applies Any facility, process, or operation that is planning to construct, install, reconstruct, or alter any equipment, or related control equipment that has the potential to emit air contaminants is required to obtain a construction permit.

When To Apply The applicant must obtain a permit prior to the initiation of construction, installation, or alteration of any equipment or control equipment to the outside air.

Initial Requirements Businesses should check with local planning and zoning agencies. For businesses located in Polk and Linn Counties contact: Polk County-Jeremy Becker at 515.286.3705 or Linn County-Shane Dodge at 319.892.6015. Businesses located in all other counties in Iowa should contact the Iowa DNR: Air Construction Permit Helpline 1.877.AIR.IOWA.

Duration For the life of the equipment or until modified.

Processing Time It is the department\\’s goal to issue all standard projects within 30 days of receipt by the Department of Natural Resources.

Fee Structure For a complete list of fees, please visit –

Renewal Requirements A construction permit does not require renewal and is valid for the life of the equipment or until the equipment is modified.

Exam A non-licensed company employee is allowed to complete the application for a construction permit. If a consultant prepares the application, it must have been by or under the supervision of an active Iowa Licensed Professional Engineer and the Iowa professional engineering license number of that individual must be provided.

Additional Information For a complete list of construction permit applications forms, please visit

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Sarah Piziali
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319