Getting Started!

Welcome to the Department of Environmental Quality Asbestos Control Program (DEQ) Asbestos Project Permit Application Service.

This service is designed to allow contractors to apply for asbestos project permits and demolition notifications in Montana.

To get started, you will need a few things:

  1. An Asbestos Inspection: An Asbestos Inspection by a Montana-accredited Asbestos Inspector is first and foremost before undertaking any renovation and demolition activity is required not only the National Emission Standards for Asbestos, but by Montana statute and Administrative Rules of Montana. The asbestos inspection will identify asbestos-containing and non-asbestos-containing materials in or on the facility that may be impacted by the renovation and demolition activities. The inspection will also help identify friable and non-friable asbestos-containing material (ACM). ACM that will be impacted by renovation or demolition activities must be removed before any further renovation or demolition activities begin. In the case of an intentional burn, ALL ACM must be removed from the facility before burning begins.
  2. Project Permit or Demolition Notification: Once the presence or non-presence of ACM is known, an accredited contractor obtaining a project permit from DEQ is required to remove friable ACM. See our Contractor Information page for more information. Non-friable ACM may be removed by properly trained individuals. If the facility will be demolished in part or whole, notification must be made to the State.
  3. Latitude and Longitude: Say what?! No problems! You do need to have a physical street address for your site. The application process provides a service that will extract the latitude and longitude of the work site.
  4. Fee: A fee is submitted with all project permit applications based on current Administrative Rules of Montana. Pursuant to ARM 17.74.401(2) "'Contract volume' means, for purposes of calculating the asbestos project permit fee, the itemized contract charges directly associated with conducting the asbestos project. If there is no itemization of charges, the total of all charges associated with the contract is the contract volume. The cost of the asbestos project permit fee is not included in the determination of the contract volume if the fee is separately itemized in the contract."

If you still don’t feel at ease using this service, feel free to complete a hardcopy application on our website and mail it along with the appropriate fee to DEQ.

If you have any other questions, please contact DEQ at 406-444-5300 or email us at