Download the free Sacramento Region Air Quality app available in Apple, Google Play and Windows app stores. The app gives you:
To report a complaint or suspected air quality violation, call 1-800-880-9025 or submit Complaints online.
See our Spare The Air brochure.
To get the Check Before You Burn daily burn status, call (916) 874-4801 or 1-(877) 662-8765.
Particulate matter pollution is a serious health threat. Wood smoke from fireplaces is the single largest contributor to air pollution in Sacramento County during the winter. It causes over 50 percent of the fine particle pollution that we breathe each season. From November through February, the Sac Metro Air District wood burning law, Check Before You Burn, restricts or prohibits residential wood burning on days when fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is forecast to be high.
To protect public health and comply with the law, you should Check Before You Burn in any indoor or outdoor fireplace, wood stove, fire pit or chiminea that burns wood, pellets, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel.
This law applies to residents and businesses in:
See our Check Before You Burn brochure in:
Thank you for not burning in your indoor or outdoor fireplace, wood stove, fire pit or chiminea. Your compliance on no-burn days from November through February reduces pollution and positively impacts the health of our residents.
The Community Air Protection Program is a community focused program to take a deeper look at what air pollutants affect residents in their neighborhood. Collaboration and outreach to our residents is an integral part of this program. Go to www.airquality.org/CAP for more information on this program.
See our Community Air Protection Program flyer in:
繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese)
简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)