Jefferson County Public Health's Air Quality Control Section helps protect our air by monitoring air pollutants and enforcing the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission's regulations. The quality of the air we breathe concerns all Jefferson County residents, every industry and the government.
JCPH staff conducts a variety of activities under contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Air Pollution Control Division. For more information about air quality in Jefferson County, call 303-271-5700.
Citizens can call 303-758-4848 or check today's air quality online [external link] to learn more about air quality index and if any health advisories are in effect. Outside the Denver area, please call toll free 888-484-3247 to check today's air quality.
Love My Air Program
The Jefferson County Love My Air program (JLMA) creates local capacity for underserved communities to monitor and address the air within our county. The JLMA program will further support our communities through outreach and education efforts. The JLMA program is a partnership between Jefferson County Public Health and community-based organizations to extend Denver’s highly successful Love My Air Program. The program places low-cost, high-quality monitoring equipment at partner sites to provide real-time, particulate matter measurements on easy-to-understand, public-facing dashboards.
Smoking Vehicle Hotline Program
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment maintains the smoking vehicle hotline program [external link], which is designed to identify smoking vehicles and encourages owners to voluntarily make necessary repairs. The hotline provides motorists and others the opportunity to report smoking vehicles to the state Air Pollution Control Division by phone or email.