Help us by reporting odor to BAAQMD

Call (800) 334-6367 OR  click here to report online.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is the regional agency that investigates odor complaints. If you smell an odor, you should call BAAQMD’s toll free hotline: (800) 334-ODOR or (800) 334-6367. There is also an online complaint form. You may call this number at anytime. Be sure to make the complaint immediately so the inspector can begin to trace the odor. It is important to provide facts so an inspector may contact you and discuss your observation.

In addition to calling BAAQMD, we also want you to call the San Jose LEA (Lead Enforcement Agency) at 408-535-7640. Also San Jose odor complaint hotline at 408-535-7770.

For compost odor complaint, after calling BAAQMD, use this web form to file a complaint:

Read more on our odor reporting page.

AB 1975 Odor taskforce bill Kansen Chu

Good news – Kansen Chu has introduced a new legislatve bill to formally combat odor problem in our area.


(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D- Milpitas) introduced legislation today as a direct response to ongoing odor issues in and around the South Bay area. The bill, AB 1975, would create a taskforce to study all potential sources of emissions in Assembly District 25.
“Residents living in the cities of Milpitas, Santa Clara, San Jose and Fremont have long been impacted by odor pollution from various facilities operating in the surrounding area,” said Assemblymember Chu. “My bill will thoroughly explore the sources and identify how we can mitigate the impacts.”
AB 1975 will be before policy committees in early spring.