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
To protect public health, Construction Activity Permits are required for certain properties where land disturbances may lead to excessive dust emissions.
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.
- Air Quality Information, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Air Quality and other information is available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment via their website
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention