Permit Information and Assistance
Get the assistance that your business needs to obtain a permit or find out the status of a pending permit application. These resources will help you determine if you need a permit and what regulatory guidelines you should be aware of.
Need a Permit?
DEC can help you understand the
permitting requirements for all phases of
Building, drilling, transporting, or mining? You may need a permit. DEC offers a multitude of tools that can help you navigate the permitting process.
Where's My Permit?
Search DEC's permit applications data to find out the status of a pending permit application.
Find the Environmental Data You Need
Free Compliance Assistance
Get free, confidential technical assistance from the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program offered by the Environmental Facilities Corporation (see links leaving DEC's website at right). They can help your small business comply with state and federal air emission requirements. Toll-free hotline, on-site technical assistance, and seminars are available to help bring your business into compliance.
If your business is subject to an enforcement action by NYSDEC and you have questions, complaints or disputes regarding that action, contact the Small Business Environmental Ombudsman (SBEO) at 1-877-247-2329 (see offsite link at right) SBEO is a business advocacy program offered by Empire State Development. All assistance is free and confidential.
The Environmental Resource Mapper is an
interactive mapping tool that allows you to
create your own cutomized maps.
Check out the Environmental Resource Mapper to identify our state's natural resources and to determine if lands are state protected. Obtain data on wetlands, waterways, endangered species, and habitats.