Beginning July 1, 2012 the Air Quality Program will actively respond to air quality complaints and issue open burn permits in El Paso County to protect public health and the natural environment. This will be facilitated through a contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which provides authority and funding to enforce state air quality regulations.
Stage 1 Fire Restritions are in effect for unincorporated El Paso County. No open burn permits will be issued until Stage 1 Fire Restritions are lifted.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Current Air Quality
We encourage people to check the radon levels in their homes. The American Lung Association recommends that all homes be tested for radon.
- Colorado Environmental Public Health Tracking: Radon
- Learn more about radon by watching this video presentation, “Radon: The Invisible Killer.”
- Brochure: Facts About Radon in the Pikes Peak Region
- Map: 2005-2011 Average Radon Concentrations by Zip Code for Colorado
- Map: 2005-2011 Maximum Radon Concentrations by Zip Code for Colorado
As of May 14, 2012, to protect public health, Construction Activity Permits are required for certain properties where land disturbances may lead to excessive dust emissions.
As of July 2, 2012, open burning may be permitted on days that do not have burning restrictions in place, only with a valid Open Burning Permit.
Submit an air quality complaint.