City Air Permits

The Outdoor Air Quality Program works to protect the air we breathe and help ensure that it remains safe for the future. The following permits are required by the City of Springfield Outdoor Air Quality Program:

Open Burning Permit  


  • Open Burning Permit ($149) - 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.
  • Burning Permit Application  - includes instructions

Asbestos Inspection  

  • Asbestos Inspection Fee ($131) - A property owner or contractor shall pay an asbestos inspection fee to the City Air Quality Control Program.  When an application for a demolition permit is received by the Department of Building Development Services (BDS), the Air Quality Control Program requires an asbestos inspection and report by a registered State of Missouri licensed Asbestos Building Inspector. The Air Quality Control Program will review the applicant’s asbestos inspection report plus conduct an inspection to verify removal and disposal of any Asbestos-containing materials.
  • To better understand the asbestos inspection process, please see chart and terms.
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