Construction Permits In Progress

Permit applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received. Applicants will be contacted if any additional information is required to complete the permit application process.

The amount of review time required for a permit application is dependent on a variety of factors (completeness of the application, complexity of the review, number of applications currently under review, current staffing levels/expertise, etc.).

Questions may be addressed to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality at 701-328-5188, or email (

Type of Application Permit Issuance Time-frame*
Minor Source w/o public comment nor refined dispersion modeling ~4–6 months
Minor source with public comment ~5–7 months
Minor source with refined dispersion modeling ~7–9 months
Major PSD source ~12–15 months

* From the date of receipt of a COMPLETE permit application including application fee (NDAC 33.1-15-14-01.1.1 ).

RSS/Email Notifications of Public Comment Periods

If you wish to be notified of public comment postings you may subscribe to the email list (note all Department of Environmental Quality notices are provided in this email list).

Open Records

Permit documents can be found in CERIS-ND. (Note only Air Quality related documents are in CERIS-ND and we are working to digitize paper records, so not all records are in CERIS-ND.)

Last Updated: 07/14/2022