Important Notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public access to the APCB is suspended until further notice.

Air Quality Index: 40
Air Quality: Good
Highest Pollutant: Ozone
Burning Allowed: No
Air Quality Index
Air Quality
Highest Pollutant
Burning Allowed


In Hamilton County, the Air Pollution Control Board and the EPA have primary enforcement authority for air pollution regulations.  We have been granted a Certificate of Exemption, meaning that the State of Tennessee has relinquished its primary authority to enforce air pollution regulations within Hamilton County and its included municipalities.  

Permitting is the primary form of enforcing regulations in Hamilton County, Tennessee.  We permit Major and Minor air pollution sources, asbestos, gasoline dispensing facilities, dry cleaners, and residential burning.                                                                                                                                

Permit Forms

Gasoline Dispensing

Dry Cleaners

Submitting Permit Forms

Completed permit forms can submitted by mail or in person to:

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau
6125 Preservation Drive #140 Chattanooga, TN 37416-3740