Due to essential maintenance, some of our forms may be unavailable on Saturday between 8.00am and 6.00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We will investigate the following complaints:
- Smoke from bonfires and chimneys at all premises
- Dust arising from commercial / industrial premises
- Smoke and dust arising from construction / demolition sites
If you are experiencing any of the above problems please press the 'report a problem: air pollution' button above.
If you are experiencing problems with odours or smells from any type of property, please go to our Odour page.
We do not deal with complaints about smoke from vehicles on the road as this is dealt with by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).
Apart from those incidents which can be reported above the larger issue of air quality in Birmingham is also monitored by us. As part of these responsibilities the Environmental Protection Unit produce an annual air quality action plan and issue Environmental Permits to certain companies that have the potential to cause air and other pollution. For further information on environmental permits please see our environmental permit page.
To improve air quality in 1995 Birmingham was designated as a smoke control area. This means that residents are only allowed to burn authorised fuels in an open fireplace or use an exempt appliance with the correct fuel, for further information please see the ‘frequently asked questions’ section below.