Every breath you take outside is linked to the Air Pollution Control District. Our experts work to maintain and constantly improve our air quality. And you can breathe easier knowing it’s the best it has been in the past six decades. There are many ways we achieve this. We ensure commercial, industrial, transportation and agricultural businesses are permitted and comply with air pollution control laws, and we incentivize cleaner technologies by offering grant funds. We monitor and record air quality using a network of equipment stationed around the county, and alert you to the conditions. Air samples are also tested in the field and labs.
Our field staff inspects both permitted and non-permitted sources of air contaminants and investigates citizen complaints on air quality matters.
We also work to help future generations have clean air through long-term regional plans to reduce unhealthful pollution levels and develop air quality rules.
As part of the County’s Land Use & Environment Group, we are here to help you thrive and look forward to serving you.
California State Auditor Report 2019-127
Please see here for 2019 California State Audit report and District response.
View details on submitted Permit Applications and how to submit comments
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Report an air quality complaint and non-emergency problems to the County of San Diego. You can report Air Quality issues such as odor, smoke or unpermitted operations region wide. You can also submit issues regarding pricing and scales (e.g. gas pumps, grocery stores), mosquitoes (e.g. green pools, dead birds, mosquito breeding). Download app
For general inquiries, phone: (858) 586-2600
Fax: Main Office (858) 586-2601; Compliance Division: (858) 586-2651
Address: 10124 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 92131
Please watch this video to see how we improve air quality to protect public health and the environment.