The Sac Metro Air District investigates complaints related to dust, smoke, odors, overspray, and other potential air quality permit and rule violations. Complaints can be filed online using the form below or by calling (916) 874-4800 or (800) 880-9025.
When filing a complaint, please have the following information ready:
A specific description of the problem. Is it an odor, smoke, or dust? The location of the problem including address and cross streets, if knownWho is causing the problem, if known? The time the problem occurs, including time of day and frequencyThe wind direction The duration of the problem
Sac Metro Air District is aware that rendering odor is detected in the surrounding areas near the Sacramento Rendering Company (SRC). Complaints about abnormally high odors assist Sac Metro Air District enforce permit conditions. To file a complaint about the rendering odor, follow the same procedure as described in the section above. Please include where the odor was detected (i.e., your address, local park name, neighborhood street intersection).
For more information regarding SRC emissions and our jurisdiction, please read the following documents:
Latest Information: On September 12, 2018, the Sacramento Rendering Plant (SRC) had a breakdown of their thermal oxidizer, equipment used to partially control odor at the facility. On September 17, 2018, SRC was granted an Emergency Variance by the Sac Metro Air District Hearing Board until the equipment was repaired, but no more than 15 days from the date of the breakdown. The thermal oxidizer was repaired on September 18, 2018.
Occasionally Sac Metro Air District receives complaints
about leaf blowers. Leaf blowers usage is regulated by many
city ordinances in Sacramento County. You can view Sac Metro Air District's
regulatory authority over leaf blowers for more information (click here) .
Call the Agricultural Commissioner's office during regular business hours at (916) 875-6603 to submit complaints about agricultural burning. You may also call the Sac Metro Air District to submit these complaints at (916) 874-4800 or (800) 880-9025. Agricultural burning complaints are normally investigated by the Agricultural Commissioner, who reports violations and other findings to the Sac Metro Air District.
Call the City of Sacramento to report heavy duty vehicles idling in excess of Sacramento City ordinance at 311 (toll free* when calling within city limits) or (916) 264-5011 when calling from outside the City of Sacramento.
*Cellular service providers may charge for air time
Call the California Air Resources Board to report smoking vehicles at (800) 363-7664 or visit Smoking Vehicle Complaint Program on their website.