Day after Red Air Quality Day, you will see “no burn day” or “wood burning prohibited.” Burning wood contributes to air pollution. When and how you burn solid fuel does make a difference.
If you see that neighbors are burning solid fuel on Red Air Quality Day, you might remind them that such burning is prohibited. When your kind reminders don’t work, remember that you can report violations.
When we have a red Air Quality Alert day, you can report people you see burning in their solid residential fuel devices by calling 801-536-4000 and asking to file a complaint. If it is after hours or you prefer not to call, you can also use the web based complaint form.
The penalty for most residential solid fuel burning violations is $25 for the first violation and doubling each time thereafter until the maximum of $299 is reached. Inspectors from the Division of Air Quality have to actually witness the violation in order for a citation to be issued. You may file your complaints anonymously or using your name. If you have further questions, contact the Utah Division of Air Quality or call their general number 801-536-4000 and ask to speak to a compliance inspector.