Air Quality

Notice

El Paso County Public Health will be closed at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 for the holidays.  We will reopen Friday, December 26, 2014.

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

Open burning may be permitted on days that do not have burning restrictions in place, with a valid Open Burning Permit.

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

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