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Fugitive Dust Program

The City of Albuquerque is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. At this time, some City events, offices, programs, and services are being impacted.

Due to this, please email all Fugitive Dust Control Permit Applications to [email protected] at this time. If you have any questions concerning fugitive dust, please call us at 505-768-1972 or email [email protected].   

Payment should be made by check or money order payable to the City of Albuquerque.

Mail to: 
Environmental Health Department Fugitive Dust Air Quality Program
PO Box 1293  
Albuquerque, NM 87103

Information about the Fugitive Dust Program

Dirt tracked onto paved surfaces contributes significantly to Bernalillo County's particulate matter (PM10) air pollution.

Fugitive Dust Control Requirements

To reduce these types of emissions, Bernalillo County requires that dirt tracked onto paved surfaces be promptly removed and that measures be taken to control dust from operations, such as construction, landscaping, and road work at all times.

A Fugitive Dust permit is required for all jobs that will disturb three-quarters (¾) of an acre or more of soil. Permit applications for fugitive dust are available at either the downtown Environmental Health Department Office (3rd floor), the West Side Office or can be downloaded.


Learn about the upcoming Fugitive Dust Control Workshop. 


Fugitive Dust Permits

Download Alternate Format Notes
2021 Fugitive Dust Construction Application   Application for a fugitive dust control permit in Bernalillo County for projects starting after December 31, 2020.
2021 Fugitive Dust Programmatic Application   Application for a fugitive dust control permit in Bernalillo County for projects starting after December 31, 2020.

If you are not sure whether or not your property or job site will require a fugitive dust permit, please call the Air Quality Program at 505-768-1972.

More Dust Control Information