As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946

Ohio E-Check: Automobile Dealers

Automobile dealers who want to have an emissions test performed on any vehicle will need to purchase a voucher in advance for each vehicle to be tested. Vouchers can be purchased from Envirotest Systems for $18 each. Individual vouchers may be purchased at the full-service E-Check station when the vehicle is presented for testing. For more information, click here.

When a tested vehicle is sold to a motorist who resides in an E-Check county, an auto dealer may receive a refund for the $18 voucher. A customer in the process of purchasing a vehicle will also be required to purchase a voucher for a test if the title has not already been transferred out of the dealer's name.

Voucher refunds will not be issued for vehicles currently exempt from testing. This includes 2009-2012 vehicle model year exemptions.

Please note, the automatic refund process in place uses information obtained by the Ohio BMV. If the dealership address is not correct with the BMV, refunds might be lost. To ensure the refund is delivered, keep the dealership information up to date with the BMV by completing the appropriate form.

For information on the voucher process, please refer to the link below.

Voucher Contact Information [PDF]