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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 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.carolineplancode.org/
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/PlanningZoning/
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/default.aspx?pageid=73&template=3&toplevel=34
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/departments/planning_zoning/planning_zoning.asp
Worcester

http://www.co.worcester.md.us/drp/drpindex.aspx

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