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Environmental Permits

We understand the importance of starting a new project and we encourage businesses to join us in developing Alabama’s economy. When starting a new project, it is necessary to work with state and local officials to ensure you have acquired the appropriate permits. Permits help to assure for all citizens of Alabama a safe, healthful, and productive environment.

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)

Please contact the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) for fast-track permitting. ADEM can help with a wealth of information on Alabama’s Environmental Regulations and Laws, and can make the permitting process as quick and easy as possible.

  • Complex air and water permits are usually issued by ADEM within 60 days.
  • Construction storm water permits are regularly issued within two or three days.
  • PSD (prevention of significant deterioration) analyses for major air permits can be completed in 120 days in most cases.

Permit Wizard

You can use ADEM’s online Permit Wizard for permit information on the following projects:

  • Air Program
  • Waste/Remediation Program
  • Water Program
  • Coastal Program