City Air Permits

The Air Quality Control Section works diligently to protect the air we breathe and ensure that it remains safe for our future. They do this through the regulation of air pollution sources. The following permits are provided by the City of Springfield Air Quality Control:

Open Burning Permit Fee


  • Open Burning Permit ($144) - A property owner or contractor must obtain a permit to be able to burn brush or trees that originate on the property. The property has to meet several permit restrictions in order to obtain a permit.

Asbestos Inspection Fee

  • Asbestos Inspection Fee ($149) - A property owner or contractor shall pay an asbestos inspection fee to the Air Quality Section.  When an application for a demolition permit is received by the Department of Building Development Services (BDS) the Air Quality Section requires an asbestos inspection report to be made by a registered Missouri certified Asbestos Building Inspector. The Air Quality Section will review the applicant’s asbestos inspection report plus conduct an inspection on the removal of any ACM detected in the structure.
Effective October 1, 2018, Air Construction and Facility Operating Permits will be issued and monitored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Air Pollution Control Program, including facility inspections and enforcement. Information regarding these permits may be found at www.dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp or by contacting:

Air Pollution Control Program
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 658102
800-361-4827
573-751-4817