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Contact Information

320 S. Campbell St
2nd Floor, Suite 200
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone (915) 273-3238
Fax (915) 273-3277

Annex Offices

Downtown Office
320 S. Campbell St
2nd Floor, Suite 200
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 273-3238
Fax (915) 546-2133

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ysleta Annex Office
9521 Socorro Rd. Suite A-3
El Paso, Texas 79927
Phone (915) 273-3467
Fax (915) 273-3842

8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Northwest Office
435 E. Vinton Rd., Suite B
Vinton, Texas 79821
Phone (915) 273-3516
Fax (915) 546-2133

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

To report environmental crimes call:

  • The Environmental Hotline 1-888-6ELPASO or 1-888-635-7276
  • City of El Paso Environmental Services  311 (915) 212-6000 or your local law enforcement agency or health inspector (see Environmental Booklet )

The County Attorney Environmental Unit is responsible for the prosecution of environmental polluters. The goal is to apprehend and prosecute individuals engaged in illegal dumping, trash burning and other misdemeanor environmental crimes with the cooperation of local law enforcement agencies and health inspectors.

The Environmental Unit:

  • Aggressively prosecutes environmental crimes presented by health inspectors and law enforcement agencies;
  • Conducts meetings with law enforcement agencies to review cases; presents educational forums to civic organizations, schools and community groups to inform them of the enforcement of illegal dumping laws;
  • Catalogs all existing cases by type of violation to determine the nature and frequency of environmental crimes being committed in El Paso County.

Environmental Crimes

El Paso County residents are at risk for serious health problems caused by illegal dumping, polluted water and polluted air. The County Attorney's Office recognizes the severity of this problem and is active in the resolution of it. A full time Environmental Prosecutor is assigned by the County Attorney to prosecute misdemeanor environmental crimes, such as illegal dumping, illegal outdoor burning, water pollution, and public nuisances.

The Unit's goal is to prosecute violators of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Texas Water Code, and the Texas Clean Air Act. We seek to decrease environmental violations through increased prosecutions, to safeguard our community's health and precious natural resources.

The Environmental Prosecutor also participates in the following activities:

  • Training of law enforcement officers, city code compliance officers and county health inspectors in environmental crimes;
  • Presentations regarding environmental violations and issues to community and civic groups;
  • Presentations to schools regarding environmental crimes and the adverse effects on our community;
  • Participates in health fairs;
  • Participates in various environmental groups/ meetings; and


You are ultimately responsible for the disposal of your waste, even if you give it to someone else to dispose of it, or even if you tell that person to dispose of your trash legally. You should do everything possible to see that your trash is legally disposed of. If you pay someone to haul your trash, you should obtain the following before the hauler receives the trash:

  • signed statement from the hauler saying that the waste/trash will be disposed of legally; and
  • the statement must include the hauler's valid Texas driver's license number.

For additional information, see the Environmental Booklet

Sewage Disposal Cases:

The goal is assist the El Paso County On-Site Sewage Facility program (OSSF) in their prosecution of sewage disposal violations of the Texas Water Code, Texas Health and Safety Code and other related laws where the violation threatens to cause harm to the health and safety of the public.

  • The Prosecutor prosecutes hearings with Justice of the Peace courts.
  • Assists the El Paso County OSSF program in their criminal prosecution of sewage disposal violations by representing the State of Texas at hearings in the Justice of Peace courts.
  • Meets with El Paso County OSSF and Environmental program inspectors to coordinate filing, review existing cases and prepare for hearings.