For more than 60 years, the Air Pollution Control District has worked to make the air clean and safe for the people of Louisville/Jefferson County.

Report a bad smell - Sometimes, a city can be a smelly place. Odors are part of life in a busy metropolitan area. But when a foul smell makes life unbearable, there is place you can turn for help.

Regulations & Laws – Find APCD regulations, regulation changes by year, repealed regulations, the STAR Program, and links to other regulations and laws that apply in Louisville.

Permit Application Forms – Find and download the permit application form(s) you need for your business.

Permits & Compliance – Learn about permits and permit compliance, enforcement, emission inventory, open burning permits, asbestos permits, and gasoline systems permits.

Open Burning – Outdoor fires are generally prohibited in Louisville/Jefferson County.  But certain fires are allowed with a permit.

Emissions Inventory Forms – Large permitted facilities must submit emissions inventory reports annually by April 15. Other sources shall report upon request.      

Air Monitoring – See today’s air quality, tomorrow’s forecast, air pollution maps, or learn about how the APCD monitors air quality.  

Air Pollution Control Board – Learn about Board meetings and public hearings, agreed Board orders, and current Board members.  

Proposed Actions – Review proposed amendments to regulations, agreed Board orders, and permits for large facilities.

Environmental Outreach – The APCD has various programs and outreach efforts including KAIRELawn Care for Cleaner AirIdle Free Louisville, seminars, stakeholder processes and more. 

About Air Pollution – Learn about air pollutants, their sources, strategies to reduce them and how you can help improve Louisville’s air quality.

Air Pollution Control District Toolbox

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