Air Quality

The City of Fort Worth Environmental Quality Division operates in several ways to improve our city’s health and well-being with regards to the air that we breathe. Businesses and factories are inspected to make sure that the obey State and Federal clean air laws. Citizen concerns are investigated to confirm whether local air pollution sources are a threat to your health. The air is monitored for unhealthy air pollution in real-time to provide you with important information for your health right now and for biohazard threats which are reported to the Department of Homeland Security.

Air Quality Index

See the current ozone activity with AQI values, showing animations of the changes occurring. Review the 2020 Season Calendar, the TCEQ Mapp, the Ozone Design Value Trendline and the TCEQ Air Quality Forecast.

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 Reducing Ozone Pollution: Steps You Can Take

  • Limit driving and idling (carpool, combine errands, use public transportation, bike, or walk)
  • Refuel your vehicle in the late afternoon or evening and don’t top off the tank.
  • Keep your vehicle well-maintained, including proper tire pressure.
  • Maintain gas-powered yard equipment, including changing the oil and replacing air filters regularly.
  • Use Low or No VOC paint and cleaning products.

For more information, visit the Take Care of Texas: Keep Our Air Clean website.

Pollution Hotline

Report Online

To report air or stormwater pollution by phone, call: 817-392-1234

For emergency situations, call 9-1-1

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Customer Service

Information on Environmental Protection Fees » 


Air Quality FAQ

Have questions about Air Quality in Fort Worth? See our Air Quality FAQ:

Air Quality FAQ(PDF, 172KB)


Air North Texas

Clean Air Corner

 Join us at Air North Texas’ Clean Air Corner to connect to the newest trends in improving our regional Air Quality!




Legal Requirements

The City of Fort Worth's Air Quality Team acts to prohibit emissions of pollutants exceeding State and Federal standards within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Fort Worth in an effort to reduce air pollution within the DFW Metroplex to below the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) non-attainment standards. These pollutants include, but are not limited to, Carbon Monoxide, Lead, Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone, Particulate Matter, Sulfur Dioxide, and certain Hazardous Air Pollutants established within the US Clean Air Act. The City of Fort Worth is authorized to inspect business and industry and enforce Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and US EPA regulations regarding Air Quality for operations that result in the emission of the above air pollutants.

The City of Fort Worth operates under an intergovernmental contract granted by the US EPA through the TCEQ. Monthly and quarterly reporting of activities conducted under this contract is submitted to the TCEQ.

Comments and questions from residents regarding air program requirements are welcomed as part of our education and outreach process. Please email comments to