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 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 Exemption and Extension Processing Locations

Hardship, repair, and out-of-state extensions as well as military, student and out-of-state exemptions can now be processed at any of the full-service E-Check stations listed below, as well as the Ohio EPA Twinsburg field office location. Please have the Exemption/Extension Application or Hardship Application filled out and other required paperwork with you when you arrive.

Only walk-in applications can be processed at the following locations:

Full-service E-Check Stations
2021 Brown St., Akron, OH 44319
1460 Fairchild Road, Kent, OH 44240 
1818 Copley Road, Akron, OH 44320 770 North Progress Drive, Medina, OH 44256
205 Sandstone Blvd., Amherst, OH 44001  13000 York Delta Drive, North Royalton, OH 44133
1291 West Bagley Road, Berea, OH 44017  1755 North Ridge Road, Painesville, OH 44077
17202 Munn Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023  5093 South Prospect St., Rootstown, OH 44272
10632 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH 44024  408 East Main St., Spencer, OH 44275
2724 East 55th St., Cleveland, OH 44104  200 Pinnacle Parkway, Twinsburg, OH 44087
4557 Industrial Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44135  6150 West Canal Road, Valley View, OH 44125
17704 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110  19000 S. Miles Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
3478 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44233  24770 Sperry Drive, Westlake, OH 44145
128 Reaser Court, Elyria, OH 44036  1979 Joseph Lloyd Parkway, Willoughby, OH 44094
1750 Metro Drive, Euclid, OH 44132   


Important:  Below is a list of exemptions and extensions that cannot be issued at the E-Check stations unless an appointment has been made to meet with an Ohio EPA employee at the station:

  • Permanent
    • Overweight vehicles
    • Alternatively fueled vehicles 
  • Storage
  • Trust
  • Handicap vehicles unable to test
  • Impounded vehicles
  • Medical

To schedule an appointment and for information regarding exemptions and extensions, please contact Ohio EPA at (330) 963-4479. Please note that ALL exemptions and extensions can be processed at the Ohio EPA office locations listed below. Mail-in applications must be sent to one of the Ohio EPA offices below for processing.

Ohio EPA E-Check
2190 Pinnacle Parkway
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Ohio EPA E-Check
50 West Town St., Suite 700
Columbus, OH 43215