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Establish an Airport

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To establish an airport in Maryland:

  1. Obtain FAA airspace approval
    Adobe PDF file logo Complete FAA Form 7480-1 (PDF)
  2. Obtain local county zoning approval
    Contact your local zoning office. See below for a list of local zoning offices.
  3. Complete an Application for Airport License/Registration
  4. Pass a safety inspection from the Maryland Department of Transportation Aviation Administration (MAA)


  5. Should you require additional information or assistance please contact an Airport Services Manager.

    William M. Krozack, C.M.
    Airport Services Manager
    410-859-7137
    wkrozack@bwiairport.com

    or Sean N. Hammer, C.M.
    Airport Services Manager
    410-859-7689
    shammer@bwiairport.com

    We will assist in the initial site inspection.
    We will provide a recommendation letter, as appropriate
    We will conduct a final airport inspection if all other requirements have been met and the site is ready for use.
    A State license or registration will be issued after meeting all requirements of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), Chapter 4.

County URL
Allegany http://gov.allconet.org/permits
Anne Arundel http://www.aacounty.org/PlanZone/index.cfm
Baltimore City http://www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/Planning/Divisions/LandUseandUrbanDesign.aspx
Baltimore County http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/permits/pdm_zoning/index.html
Calvert

http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=117

Caroline http://www.carolinemd.org/138/Planning-Codes
Carroll

http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/zoningad/

Cecil http://www.ccgov.org/dept_planning/index.cfm
Charles http://www.charlescounty.org/pgm/
Dorchester http://www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=planning_zoning
Frederick http://www.co.frederick.md.us/index.asp?nid=104
Garrett http://www.garrettcounty.org/planning-land-development
Harford http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/164/Planning-Zoning
Howard http://www.co.ho.md.us/DPZ/
Kent  http://www.kentcounty.com/gov/planzone/
Montgomery

http://permittingservices.montgomerycountymd.gov/DPS/general/Home.aspx

Prince George's http://www.mncppc.org/pgco/
Queen Anne's http://www.qac.org/234/Planning-Zoning
Saint Mary's http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/lugm/index.asp
Somerset http://www.somersetmd.us/agencies/p&z.html
Talbot http://www.talbotcountymd.gov/index.php?page=Planning_and_Zoning
Washington http://www.washco-md.net/planning/plan.shtm
Wicomico http://www.wicomicocounty.org/141/Planning-Zoning
Worcester

http://www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/drp

Maryland Department of Transportation Aviation Administration - Office of Regional Aviation Assistance
P.O. Box 8766, BWI Airport, Maryland 21240-0766
Phone: (410) 859-7064 Fax: (410) 859-7287

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