Air Quality Management Division

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Air Quality Management (AQM) (775) 784-7200
24-Hour Air Quality Index Info (775) 785-4110

For in-person assistance, please schedule an appointment.

Use our AQMD drop box for applications and/or payments - learn more

1001 East 9th Street, Building B, Reno, NV 89512

Open: Monday–Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*

*Permits requiring monetary transactions must be completed by 4:00 p.m., including plan submittals. 

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Source Permitting
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Rules & Regs
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Plans & Permits
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Public Outreach
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Wood Burning
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Prescribed Fire
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Hearing Board

Programs and Services



The AQMD Permitting Branch issues registrations and permits for various sources of air pollution, including wood-burning devices, dust emitting projects, asbestos related projects, and equipment and processes that cause air pollution. A team of administrative staff, air quality specialists, and engineers engage with the community to limit air pollution in Washoe County.
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The AQMD Compliance Branch inspects sources of air pollution to protect the air resource in Washoe County and ensure compliance with health and environmental standards. A team of air quality specialists verifies air pollution sources are in compliance with air quality permits, rules and regulations, and offers assistance to businesses.
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The AQMD Monitoring Branch operates a network of ambient air monitoring stations in Washoe County to measure concentrations of pollutants considered harmful to the public and environment. The data collected by our team is used to determine EPA compliance and provide near real-time air quality data to the community. 
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The AQMD Planning Branch develops and maintains a program that reduces air pollution or maintains clean air quality per federal and state statutes. Staff develop plans and emission management regulations, reduce mobile source emissions, monitor air quality trends, promote alternative forms for transportation, and research air pollution solutions.
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Last modified on 07/05/2024