Mendocino County

Air Quality Management District
Wildfire Smoke Protection  Air Advisory



These regulations are provided online as a public service. Every attempt has been made to keep the online versions current and correct, however there may have been changes. Please use the online versions as guidelines only. Contact MCAQMD at (707) 463-4354, or by email, for the most recent printing of the adopted regulations.

District Rules and Regulations


All District local regulations can be viewed online here:

Online District Rules and Regulations


All District regulations are kept online by the Air Resources Board(ARB)


The California Air Resources Board is the state air quality agency and is responsable for mobile sources.

The Air Resources Board "Bluebook" consisting of all state air pollution laws is on line here.

The District is authorized and created by California Health and Safety Code, which is included in the "Bluebook" provided by ARB.


The U.S. EPA is the federal air quality agency

The Federal Clean Air Act is online at ARB's website here

'The Plain English guide to the Clean Air Act' is available from U.S. EPA here.

Information on Federal laws regulating asbestos (NESHAP and others) is here.

Burn Day Status

For todays burn day status please call 707-463-4391. .

Burn Permit Application> Click Here
SMP Online Burn Request> Click Here

Credit Card Payments

Service FEES are assessed to all Credit Card transactions by govPayNet:

Air Quality for Mendocino

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News / Advisories

Mendocino County: Fire Season - Burning is allowed only on permissive burn days with a valid burn permit.

Air Quality Advisory For Mendocino County covering smoke impacts from wildfires in Northern California (month of August 2020). Click Here for More Information

COVID-19 AIR DISTRICT OPERATIONS - The public counter will be closed to walk-in customers. Click Here for More Information

AB 617 Community Air Protection Incentive Projects - AB 617 Community Air Protection Incentives to Reduce Emissions. Click Here for More Information

Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust - provides about $423 million for California to mitigate the excess nitrogen oxide emissions caused by VW's use of illegal emissions testing defeat devices in certain VW diesel vehicles.. Click Here for More Information

Air District Relaxes Portable Diesel Engine Enforcement - ARB has determined the standards for DPM may not be feasible. Click Here for More Information

The District Mission

  The mission of the Mendocino County Air Quality Management District is to protect and manage air quality, an essential public resource upon which the health of the community depends. 

  Mendocino County Air Quality Management District is one of 35 local Air Districts in California.

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