Air Pollution Control District

Clean AirThe Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District (District) is part of the Mountain Counties Air Basin. The District is recognized as a Special District and is governed by the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control Board. The primary goal of the District is to protect public health by managing the county's air quality through educating the public and enforcement of District rules and California Air Resources Control Board - Air Toxic Control Measures that result in the reduction of air pollutants and contaminants. While there are minimal sources that impact air quality within the District, Calaveras County does experience air quality impacts from the Central Valley through transport pollutants. The most visible impacts to air quality within the District is a result of open burning of vegetation as conducted by individual property owners, industry, and state agencies for purposes of reducing wild land fire hazards.



  • Permits and inspects stationary sources of air pollution. These sources include, but are not limited to; gasoline dispensing facilities (gas stations), rock quarries, foundries, auto paint spray booths, boilers, wood processing equipment, and diesel generators greater than 50 brake horsepower (bhp).
  • Provides Burn Day information, issues burn permits, and responds to smoke complaints.
  • Responds to fugitive dust complaints.
  • Manages and coordinates Smoke Management Plans for prescribed burns from entities such as Cal-Fire, the Forest Service, National Forest personnel, private companies, and residents.
  • Manages the Carl Moyer Grant Program that provides funding for upgrading mobile sources such as new school buses and retrofit or replacement of diesel engines.
  • Manages other grant programs such as woodstove changeouts and lawn mower replacement when available.


Information on the Woodstove Grant Program

Burn Permits, Burn Day Information and smoke

Information on Participating as a Retailer in the Woodstove Changeout Program


Demolition and Renovation Asbestos Notification

Calaveras County is a “non-delegated “air district as recognized by Federal EPA therefore a notification form for demolition of structures must always be sent directly to the EPA.  For information on how to file properly, please contact:

Roshni Brahmbhatt at or (415) 972-3995

 Kingsley Adeduro at or (415) 947-4182


Please contact the Building Department at (209)754-6390
for demolition and renovation permit requirements.

Stationary Source Permits

Please call the Air District at (209) 754-6600 to verify whether or not your facility will need an Authority To Construct permit to build or alter a facility, whether addition information will be required, and whether a Permit to Operate will subsequently be required.  Execution of APCD’s standard indemnification agreement shall be a prerequisite to filing a complete ATC application unless the issuance of the ATC is deemed by APCD to be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.  The ATC form below is a basic form and additional information may be required.  

A copy of the most current Air Pollution Control District's Rules can be found at: