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  • Apply for a Fugitive Dust Activity Permit

    The PDEQ Fugitive Dust Activity Permit Program ensures that those involved in activities likely to generate dust are aware of fugitive dust regulations and requires them to provide information regarding the location and types of dust-generating activities.

    After you review the Pre-application Guidance and determined that you need a Fugitive Dust Activity Permit, apply for your permit online, in person or by mail or fax. Cash, check, debit/credit Mastercard and Visa are accepted forms of payment.

    Permit Expiration

    Your permit expires one year after being issued. If additional work still needs to be done on the project at the time of permit expiration, a new permit must be obtained for the remaining work if it exceeds the thresholds requiring a permit.

    Permit Termination

    When the permitted work is completed, please print, complete and submit the Voluntary Permit Termination Form to PDEQ to terminate your permit.

    Fugitive Dust Online

    Apply and Pay Online for a Fugitive Dust Activity Permit

    To apply and pay online, simply complete the application in the link below and enter credit card information (Visa, Mastercard). You will print and save your permit and receipt at your convenience.

    Online Permitting Portal (See DEQ Create an Application) https://permits.pima.gov/acaprod/

    PDF instructions for online application process

    Apply In Person for a Fugitive Dust Activity Permit

    To apply in person, you may download & print the application and complete it prior to visiting our office. 

    For applications submitted in person, payment may be made at the front desk and the permit will be issued immediately.  PDEQ is located at 33 N. Stone Avenue (southwest corner of Stone Avenue & Pennington Street), 7th Floor.  Payment can be made by credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cash or check.

    Apply by Mail or Fax for a Fugitive Dust Activity Permit

    To apply by mail or fax, you may download and print the application.

    Complete the application and mail or fax to:

    33 N. Stone Avenue
    Suite 700
    Tucson, AZ  85701
    Fax:  (520) 838-7432

    PDEQ will call or email you when the application is received, and you may provide payment by any of the following methods:

    • Provide payment by phone using a credit card by calling (520) 724-7400
    • Pay in person at 33 N. Stone Avenue, Suite 700 (7th Floor) using cash, check or credit card
    • Pay by mailing a check to the address shown above

    PDEQ will email you your permit if a valid email address is provided, otherwise your permit and receipt will be mailed to you.  If you pay in person, your permit and receipt may be obtained immediately at the front desk.

    Fee Schedule for Fugitive Dust Activity Permits

    The Fee Schedule  is used to determine the cost for the specific work you will be conducting.

    Table 17.12.540
    Land stripping and/or Earthmoving 1-2 Acres
    >2-10 Acres
    >10-40 Acres
    >40+ Acres
    Trenching 300-500 Ft.
    501-1500 Ft.
    1501-5000 Ft.
    5001+ Ft.
    Road Construction 50-1000 Ft.
    1001-3000 Ft.
    3001-6000 Ft.
    6001+ Ft.
    Blasting any blasting $25
    Multiple Activity Permit 1-10 Acres
    >10-40 Acres
    >40+ Acres

    Cash, Check, Debit/Credit Mastercard or Visa Accepted

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    33 N. Stone Ave., Suite 700
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Phone: (520) 724-7400
    Fax: (520) 838-7432

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