​​Welcome!  The Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NoSoCoAir) is the regulatory agency responsible for air quality in the northern Sonoma County region.

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Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District 

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Bay Area Air Quality Management District

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​Contact    |   Call:  (707) 433-5911   |   District FAQs

  • Wood Stove Season.  Protect the health of your family & neighbors.  EPA’s Burn Wise program provides tips for burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance.  
    • ​Never burn wet wood or trash in your fireplace or wood stove. By burning dry firewood, you can save money and protect your family's health.  See Video...
    • ​Don’t let the fire smolder! Open the dampner and burn dry wood.  A smoldering fire produces less heat, more smoke & more creosote buildup.  

Today's Air Quality

Local and Regional Air Quality in "Near Real Time" with Health index (AQI).

Community Programs

Incentives for EVs, EV Chargers, Wood stoves, Clean Diesel &Community Projects​.

Check Air Quality:  For current Air Quality (AQI) and forecasts on your smart phone, visit AirNow.  This is a regional tool; for more detail, use AirNow Fire & Smoke Map.  Check often and review the AQI Activity Chart.

Planning & Sustainability

Legislative Platform, Support of Climate Sustainability, Partners, & Activities.

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  • Open Burn Permit Renewals.  Please note that the District office is currently closed to the public for COVID safety.  The District encourages you to renew your burn permit online for a faster turnaround time or use our drop-off slot in the front door.  Permits purchased online will be processed in 2-4 business days & you will receive your permit in PDF format by e-mail.

Permits and Notifications

Air Quality Permits, Open Burning, Asbestos, Smog Exemptions & Online Payments.

  • District Operations During COVID-19:  ​During the COVID-19 epidemic, the District office will be closed for walk-in service while the District team tele-works to support public health and safety.  Essential District services will remain available, but processes may be slighly slower during this period.  We kindly ask for your patience.  Please call our office front desk at (707) 433-5911 or you may e-mail or call a team member directly to leave a message.  Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and a detailed message.  We will be checking messages frequently and will respond as soon as possible.​​

Air District Boards

Board of Directors, Hearing Board, and

Meeting Schedule & Agendas.

There are two air districts in Sonoma County with separate territory, air pollution control programs, and regulations: 

Check the map tool, below, to verify by your address:

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News and Announcements

  • Bio Biz Competition.  NoSoCoAir proudly presents the Sonoma County Biomass Business competition (Bio Biz Competition).  The Competition seeks to turn wildfire risk in Sonoma County into an economic development opportunity. Through a county-wide collaboration of forest experts, business leaders and public officials, the Competition is looking to build a wood products industry in Sonoma from forest restoration projects by directly investing in entrepreneurs who can catalyze an untapped sector in California.  Learn More...