Air District Operations

The Air District is taking steps to ensure Bay Area air quality and public health are protected while the shelter-in-place orders are in effect. Permits for businesses adjusting operations to aid in the public health response will also be expedited. Read more... | en Español

Air Quality Advisory

On Friday and Saturday, smoke from the August Complex Fire may impact the North Bay and parts of the East Bay, causing smoky and hazy skies. There is no Spare the Air Alert in effect and air quality is not expected to be unhealthy. See our hourly air quality data for the most up-to-date information, as well as Press Releases@AirDistrict, and our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.  Sign up for Bay Area Air Alerts.  en Español

Notice to Comply

Learn about the Air District’s Notice to Comply and what to do if you receive one.

A Notice to Comply (PDF) is a formal notice of minor violations to Air District regulations. These violations are typically administrative or have a small impact on air quality. If the problems are corrected by the due date on the citation, then penalty fees will not be charged. If the problems are not corrected by the due date, a Notice of Violation may be issued.

If You Receive a Notice to Comply

Take immediate action to fix all problems listed on the Notice to Comply. Once the problems have been corrected, you must notify the Compliance and Enforcement group. Have the following information ready when you call:

  • Notice to Comply serial number
  • Problems cited
  • Corrective actions and the dates they were made
  • If all of the problems have been corrected by the due date, the Air District will consider the matter closed.


In some cases, an Air District inspector may contact you to verify your corrective actions. If you have corrected all of the problems cited on the Notice to Comply and notified the Air District, you do not need to do anything else.

If You Need Help

If you have questions about what you were cited for or how to correct the problems cited, call the inspector listed at the bottom of the Notice to Comply or the Compliance Assistance Hotline. Your local trade association or environmental consultants may also offer assistance on how to fix problems identified in a Notice to Comply.

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Last Updated: 5/20/2015