Air Quality

What We Do

Our Air Quality Program is the local air pollution control authority that works collaboratively with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Air Pollution Control Division.

We are responsible for sampling our air at various monitoring locations in the valley, issuing open burning permits, complaint investigation and response, issuing air watch alerts, and maintaining certifications for opacity and odor evaluations.

Residential open burn seasons run from March 1 – May 30 (Spring Open Burn) and from September 1 – October 31 (Fall Open Burn). Residential burn permits cannot be purchased outside of these seasons. Agricultural open burning is allowed year-round.

Mesa County Public Health is no longer issuing open burn permits for the Spring Season due to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions put in place by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Open burning is not permitted any longer, this season. Agricultural burners will need to get a permit from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

Residential open burn seasons run from March 1 – May 30 (Spring Open Burn) and from September 1 – October 31 (Fall Open Burn). Residential burn permits cannot be purchased outside of these seasons. Agricultural open burning is allowed year-round. Click here to apply for your agricultural burn permit.