Mesa County is under a wildfire smoke advisory!

Mesa County Public Health issued a wildfire smoke advisory the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 7. We will inform residents when the advisory is lifted.

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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.

Submit an Air Quality Complaint

 

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.