Obtaining information about airports and airparks is often a project that requires lots of searching and digging. One means of acquiring additional data about an airport is from the state’s department of aeronautics.
Some states compile data on airports and airparks in their state and as a matter of fact, a number of them license the airports and require that they come up to certain standards.
The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) recently provided us a listing of those states that do license airports and what fees, if any, they charge for this licensing.
The following states do require airports to be licensed. Unless stated, there is no fee charged for the licensing.
- Connecticut – $150 for 3 years
- Florida – $100 for private airports, no fee for public fields
- Georgia – $10 biannual
- Hawaii – $100 initial and $10 renewal
- Maine, $25 to $100
- Maryland, $10 to $25
- Michigan, $25 to $100
- Minnesota – $15 a year;
- New Hampshire – $30 a year
- New Jersey – $35
- Ohio, Oregon – $30
- Pennsylvania – $0 to $30
- South Dakota
- Utah – $10
- Virginia – $25 initial and $25 renewal.
Because a state does or doesn’t have a licensing program doesn’t mean the airports and airparks are better or worse. This is, however, some additional information for those seeking information about airparks and also for those considering establishing a new residential airpark.