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 Pinal County Air quality accepts dust permits online or in-person at any of our outlying offices.
There are 3 versions of a dust permit. To choose one, will depend on where you are building.
  • Apache Junction Non-Attainment
  • General Area
  • West Pinal Non-Attainment

    The options for each are located within the menu on the left-side of this page.
    Each webpage has a map to view to provide assistance in locating the dust permit that pertains to the location of your construction activity. If you are not sure, call our office for assistance. 
Dust kicked up by vehicles traveling on roads, construction, agriculture, burning and wind events create a type of air pollution called particulate matter. Particulate matter is classified into two categories PM10 and PM2.5. Rules and regulations have been adopted to limit the amount of particulate matter produced by certain types of activities.
 

 

Title Address Phone Weekdays Time

Apache Junction
Pinal County Complex

575 N Idaho Rd. Suite 800 520-866-6929

Monday & Thursday only

8:30 a.m.-03:30p.m.
8:30a.m.- 12:30pm

Casa Grande
Pinal County Complex

820 E Cottonwood Ln.
Bldg A
520-866-6929

Wednesday
October - April only

8:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Florence
Pinal County Complex
31 N Pinal St.
Bldg F
520-866-6929 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30p.m.

  

What is Particulate Matter (PM10)?
PM10 is particulate matter where the size of the actual particles is 10 microns in diameter or less. PM10 is a type of air pollution that includes dust, soot, and tiny bits of solid materials that are released and move around in the air. This includes burning of diesel fuels, incineration of garbage, mixing and applying fertilizers and pesticides, road construction, steel making, mining, field burning, forest fires, fireplaces and woodstoves. It causes eye, nose and throat irritation and respiratory problems.

What is PM 2.5?
The term PM2.5 includes both solid particles and liquid droplets (excluding water droplets) that are found in outdoor air. Particulate matter may be emitted directly into the air or can form from pollutants that react in the atmosphere. PM2.5 refers to the size of the actual particles as 2.5 microns in diameter or less. Fine particles tend to pose the greatest health concern because they can be inhaled into and accumulate in the respiratory system.

Sources of fine particle emissions include all types of combustion (motor vehicles, power plants, wood burning, etc.) and some industrial processes. Organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, ammonia and sulfur dioxide can react in the atmosphere to form secondary PM2.5.

What is Fugitive Dust?
Fugitive dust are particles lifted into the air caused by man-made and natural activities such as the movement of soil, vehicles, equipment, blasting, and wind. Fugitive dust is emitted into the air by activities that disturb the soil, such as earthmoving and vehicular/equipment traffic on unpaved surfaces.

 
 


 Dust Information