Applying for an APCD Asbestos Removal Permit

Click here for an overview of the APCD Asbestos Removal Program

Do I Need a Permit? How Do I Know?

You need a permit if you are disturbing or removing asbestos-containing material from any structure other than your own home. Also, anytime you are demolishing a building you will likely need to send in a notification and may need a permit to remove asbestos before the demolition.

How Do I Get a Permit?

The permit application for asbestos removal (APCD Form 272) is available here on our website and at the APCD office. Complete the application and:


  • Mail it to Air Pollution Control District, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203;
  • Fax it to (502) 574-5607;
  • Email it to Asbestos Program
  • Hand deliver it to the APCD office.


IMPORTANT: Your permit application form must be filled out completely.

Failure to complete the form will delay or prevent its approval.


What Happens With My Permit Application?

The APCD staff will review the permit application for accurate and complete information. If you are not sure how to fill out your application, please call APCD at (502) 574-6000 and someone will assist you.

After your application is reviewed, an APCD inspector will check your facility to ensure that proper equipment in place and operating. An additional inspection and/or testing may be necessary in some cases prior to APCD issuing a permit. The APCD will inform you in advance if this is the case for your project.

How Long Does It Take to Receive My Permit?

Generally, the APCD can process your application within 5 days if all of the information is correct and complete. The permit and invoice will be sent to you by mail. You cannot begin your project prior to the effective date on your permit.

Is There a Fee?

There is a permit fee based on the type and amount of material being removed, as well as the method of removal. The total fee will be determined when the APCD receives your application. (There is no fee if the demolition project does not require asbestos removal/disturbance.)

How Long Does the Permit Last?

Permits are project-specific and are good for the amount of time requested on your application.

What If I Need to Make Changes to the Permit Application?

You are required to submit revisions to your application prior to any changes occurring at the project site. Please contact the APCD at (502) 574-6000 for information regarding any changes to your permit application.

When is a good time to come to the APCD to deal with a permit application?

For asbestos sign-offs and releases, walk-ins are welcome during these hours:

  • Monday: 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 1-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday: 1-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to noon

Do you have more questions?


You can read more information about the APCD Asbestos Program.

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