Orange County Government, Florida

Air Operating Permit


  1. Determine if the facility/air emissions source is exempt from the requirement to have an air operating permit by checking the list of exemptions in (62-4.040, Florida Administrative Code). Orange County Environmental Protection Division air permitting staff can also assist in determining if a particular exemption may apply (see contact information below).
  2. Determine if the facility/air emissions source meets the requirements to operate under a General Permit in accordance with rules 62-4.510 through .540, Florida Administrative Code. The list of facilities/emission sources that may qualify for a General Permit are listed in (62-210.310(4) and (5), Florida Administrative Code) . Facility owner and operators may request permission to operate under a General Permit by submitting the appropriate (Air Permit General Registration Form) and fee to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Resources Management (DARM), 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 5500, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. Questions regarding General Permits can be sent to DARM via (e-mail) or they can be reached at (850) 717-9000.
  3. If the facility/air emissions source does not qualify for an exemption or is operating under a General permit or is operating under a construction permit and construction is finished, complete and submit an application for an air operating permit. Application forms are available in Microsoft Word, .pdf, and electronic file formats.
    1. For Title V air emission sources complete Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Form 62-210.900(1) – Application for Air Permit – Long Form. For Non Title V sources complete DEP Form 62-210.900(3) – Application for Air Permit Non Title V Source.
    2. The DEP encourages air permit applications to be submitted electronically using DARM’s permit application software. The electronic application is designed to save work for the applicant while helping the DEP maintain an accurate database of permitted facilities. For example, rather than entering all the of information required on the form, applicants may import information currently stored in the DEP’s Air Resources Management (ARMS) database into the electronic product and simply correct any inaccuracies that are found. Electronic permit application forms can be submitted on-line using the DEP Electronic Permitting Submittal and Processing System (EPSAP), which is available via the hyperlink above.
    3. Hard copies of permit applications can be mailed or hand carried to: Orange County Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Suite 4, 800 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. Please provide 4 copies of permit applications submitted via mail or hand carried in accordance with DEP regulations.
    4. Questions concerning the permit application process can be directed via e-mail to the Air Permitting Professional Engineer , or via phone at (407) 836-1443. Alternate phone numbers for air permitting issues include (407) 836-1524 and (407) 836-1419.
  4. Applications are reviewed for compliance with DEP regulations and (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency laws and regulations) by the Orange County Air Permitting Staff.
  5. Permit processing fees are due when the permit is submitted. Checks made out to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners may be mailed to or dropped off at the EPD address noted above or may be paid to the cashier at the Orange County Government Administration Center located at 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando.
  6. The air operating permit is issued to the property owner or applicant.
  7. The expiration date is indicated on the permit. All operating permits must be renewed at least every 5 years. Title V permit renewals are submitted using the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Form 62-210.900(1) – Application for Air Permit – Long Form, which is the same form used for initial Title V permit applications. Non Title V emission sources use (DEP Form 62-210.900(4) – Application for Non Title V Air Permit Renewal) for permit renewal applications. Modifications to emission sources may also require submission of a construction permit application as well as revising the current operating permit.


Contact Us

For questions, please call the Air Permitting Professional Engineer:
Phone: (407) 836-1443
Alternate numbers: (407) 836-1524 or (407) 836-1419