Air Quality Concerns?

We investigate air quality concerns including odors, truck idling, smoke, dust, and improper asbestos removal to determine compliance with air quality rules.

Air Quality Complaint Mapping Tool

The following dashboard and mapping tool provide information and metrics regarding our air quality complaints.  Click on the map below to check it out.  

Reporting an Air Quality Complaint

Reporting air quality concerns is at your fingertips! Download our mobile apps at the links below.

Our mobile app allows you to report air quality concerns such as odors, dust, asbestos, smoke, and others directly to us. We investigate each concern submitted to verify compliance with air quality regulations in our jurisdiction within 48 hours or less. 

Available in Spanish / Disponible en español

To use the app in Spanish, simply change the language settings on your device to "Español."

Para usar la aplicación en español, simplemente cambie la configuración de idioma en su dispositivo a “Español.”

Change the language on your iPhone or iPad

Change the language on your Android device

Cambiar el idioma en tu iPhone o iPad

Cambiar el idioma en tu dispositivo Android

You can also report air quality concerns by phone at (858) 586-2650 or e-mail at apcdcomp@sdapcd.org. For after-hours concerns, please call (858) 586-2650 and select option 2.

The following information will assist us in investigating your concern:

  • Your name, address, and telephone number
  • The time and date the air quality concern occurred and whether it is still continuing
  • The nature of the air quality concern (smoke, dust, odor, or other)
  • The name and address of the alleged source and the type of operation causing it, if known

Additional Resources for Your Air Quality Concerns

Contact the EPA Stratospheric Protection Hotline at (800) 296-1996.

For the City of San Diego-contact City of San Diego Environmental Services at (858) 694-7000.

For all other areas of the county contact D & D Inc at (888) 299-9905.

Contact the County of San Diego Methamphetamine Strike Force  at (877) NO-2-METH. You should also contact your local police department.

Call your local police or sheriff department.

Contact your landlord/property manager or an industrial hygienist.

Odors from agricultural processes (chicken ranches, tomato fields, etc.) are exempt per our nuisance Rule 51 and the California Health and Safety Code. For additional questions contact us at (858) 586-2650.

Contact the County of San Diego, Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures at (858) 694-8980.

Contact the Tobacco Control Resource Program at (619) 632-5514.