Vacant Lots / Unpaved Areas

Even if you are not required to have a dust control permit, you must still comply with dust control regulations. The regulation that covers dust sources that do not require permits is Rule 310.01.

What kinds of activities are covered?

The following is a partial list of activities and areas that can produce dust, and might not need a dust control permit, but are covered by Rule 310.01:

Dust Control Methods

Use the dust control methods that are appropriate for your activity or area. Follow the links above, or call 602-506-6010 for assistance.

Dust Caused by Trespassers

If trespassers are the source of the dust emissions from a vacant lot or open area, the owner or operator of the area is required to implement dust control measures. Owners or operators are encouraged to notify local law enforcement agencies if the criminal trespass activity continues to occur. (For Arizona statutes regarding trespass, see A.R.S. §13-1502, A.R.S. §13-1503, A.R.S. §13-1504, and A.R.S. §13-1603.)

How to Report Violations

Use the on-line complaint form or call (602) 372-2703. The complaint telephone line is available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday, with voice mail available outside of those hours.

Page reviewed 29 March 2019