El Paso County Public Health will close at 3 p.m. November 25. All offices will be CLOSED November 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving. 

Air Quality

The Air Quality Program actively responds to air quality complaints and issues open burn permits in El Paso County to protect public health and the natural environment. This is facilitated through a contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which provides authority and funding to enforce state air quality regulations.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Current Air Quality

Current Air Quality Conditions


We encourage people to check the radon levels in their homes.   The American Lung Association recommends that all homes be tested for radon.


Construction Activity

To protect public health, Construction Activity Permits are required for certain properties where land disturbances may lead to excessive dust emissions.

Open Burning

Open burning of clean, dry wood may be permitted on days when no open burning restrictions  are in place, with a valid Open Burning Permit.



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