Asbestos Permit/Notice

Demolition, Renovation Projects, Asbestos Removals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that asbestos can cause cancer.  In order to protect citizens from the health hazards presented by airborne asbestos fibers, all building demolitions and many renovation projects require a permit from the Air Pollution Control Bureau.

An application for an Asbestos Removal Permit, a Demolition Permit, or a Renovation Permit is to be completed and filed with the Bureau a minimum of 10 working days before the start of any:

Demolition Project: (with the exception of one private residence containing less than five (5) dwelling units where the property has not been used for commercial, business or institutional purposes) regardless of whether the building contains asbestos or not.  Demolition is any wrecking or removal of any load-supporting structural member of a facility.  An Asbestos Survey* and a permit are required.

Renovation Project is the altering a facility or one or more facility components in any way, including stripping or removal of regulated asbestos-containing materials (RACM) from a facility component.  An Asbestos Survey* and a permit may be required.

Asbestos Removal Only Project is the removal of regulated asbestos-containing material or facility components that contain or are covered with regulated asbestos-containing material from any facility.  A permit may be required.

 Demolition/Renovation Permit Application- this form may only be submitted through the following:

(1) Download it, fill it out, save it to your device and email it as an attachment to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If an Asbestos Survey is required, it must be included with the application.

(2) Print and mail the completed application to:

          ATTN: Asbestos Coordinator
          Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau
          6125 Preservation Drive, STE 140,
          Chattanooga, TN 37416-3740

Additional Information

  • Asbestos Coordinator - John Schultz (423) 643-5988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Air Pollution Control Bureau - (423) 643-5970 
  • Asbestos Brochure 
  • Asbestos Survey Contractors**
  • Asbestos Abatement Contractors**
  • Asbestos Accredited Laboratories**


 **The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau does not certify, endorse, or make any representations regarding the services offered by these companies.  This list is merely provided for your convenience.