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Report Smoking Vehicles

​​How often do you find yourself driving behind a smoking vehicle? You roll the windows up, close the vents, and can still smell the fumes! 

Help us keep our air clean by identifying and reporting smoking vehicles. 

To report a smoking vehicle:

Please fill​ out an online complaint form​.


  • ​Select location where you saw the vehicle, then click Next.
  • Under the Details ​tab select Environmental Protection and Growth Management (EPGMD).
  • Then select Report an Environmental Concern (For Use by Public) from the drop down.
  • ​Then select Smoking Vehicles from the next drop down.​
  • Choose the appropriate option from the subsequent drop down and fill in all necessary information on the form, then click Next.
  • Fill in your contact information, then click Create Request.

As of July 1, 2021, SB60​ requires complaints to have names and addresses of complainants​.
If you have issues or questions about the form, email us at AirOutreach@Broward.org. ​

​Information needed:
  • the smoking vehicle’s Florida tag number
  • the make, model and color of the vehicle
  • the date and time the vehicle was seen
  • location and city where you saw the vehicle
  • (i.e. I-95 Northbound at Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale)
  • complainant name and address


Regulation on Smoking Vehicles can be found on Broward County's Code of Ordinances. 

Smoking vehicles in Broward County are prohibited under Chapter 27, Article IV, Section 27-175 (j). ​


​Common Causes of Smoking Vehicles

While it is normal for smoke to appear during the first few seconds after engine startup only, a well-maintained vehicle should not emit visible exhaust. Preventing a vehicle from smoking often involves simple maintenance procedures.

Gasoline Vehicles
​Visible Sign
Diagnosis​
​White
​Coolant and/or water leaking into combustion chamber
​Blue
​Burnt engine oil
​Black or grey
​Incomplete fuel combustion
Diesel Vehicles

Diesel engines don't have to smoke!

Although diesel engines emit some smoke on acceleration, they should not smoke constantly.  All vehicles, including diesels, are subject to the same smoking law as gasoline engines.

​Visible Sign
Diagnosis
​White
​Improper air/fuel mixture. Fuel is not burning.
​Blue
​Burnt engine oil or atomized.
​White or grey
​Incomplete fuel combustion.