The Air Permitting & Engineering Section of the Air Quality & Climate Division currently assesses permit application fees for issuance of Permits to Construct and Transfers of Permit Ownership. No permit application fees are assessed for issuance of Permits to Operate unless modifications to the facility are proposed that require a Permit to Construct in which case the Permit to Construct fees then apply. These fees are set forth in 3 V.S.A. 2822(j)(1)(A). The Air Quality & Climate Division also assesses annual point source registration fees for actual air pollution emissions emitted by each registering source each calendar year. These fees are set forth in 3 V.S.A. 2822(j)(1)(B) and 2822(k) and (l). For more information on the annual point source registration program please see Point Source Registrations.
The single permit application fee for a new major source or major modification is due at time of application submittal. There are very few projects each year that qualify as a major source or major modification. The permit application fee for a minor source or modification is separated into a base fee due at time of application submittal and supplemental application fees that are determined, billed and due prior to permit issuance. The application fee for a transfer of permit ownership is also due at time of application submittal. All fees are non-refundable once submitted.
See Current list of Permit Application Fees and Annual Point Source Registration Fees.
How do I pay my permit fees?
Fees may be paid by paper check made out to the “State of Vermont Air Quality and Climate Division” and mailed to the address noted below. Fees may also be paid electronically by Automated Clearing House (ACH). For more information on paying by ACH click here. Fees may also be paid electronically by credit card using the ANR Online portal here.