Regulations for Establishing an Airport

All public- and private-use landing facilities; including airports, heliports, seaplane bases, ultralight flightparks, and temporary landing facilities; are required under 105 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3-3 to receive a Certificate of Site Approval from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Office of Aviation. Public-use landing facilities undergo an annual inspection prior to receiving their certificate while private-use facilities receive an initial certificate valid for the operating life of the facility. Prior to issuance of the initial certificate, each public- and private-use landing facility must obtain an approved FAA Airspace Determination. Through this process, the INDOT Office of Aviation strives to maintain a high level of safety within the state aviation system.

To establish an airport, heliport, seaplane base, ultralight flightpark, or temporary landing facility, complete and return the following applicable forms and reference material and return to:

Indiana Department of Transportation

Office of Aviation

Attn: Adam French, Chief Airport Inspector

100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 955

Indianapolis, IN 46204

afrench2@indot.in.gov

(317) 232-1477

Paper copies of all forms can be requested from the INDOT Office of aviation. 

Application Forms

Establishing a Public-Use Airport/Heliport/Seaplane Base

  • FAA Notice for Construction, Alteration and Deactivation of Airports (FAA Form 7480)
  • Application for Public-Use Site Approval (State Form 24334)
    • Ensure all items within Section C are completed
  • Landing Area Depiction Drawing (State Form 29552)

Establishing a Private-Use Airport/Heliport/Seaplane Base

  • FAA Notice for Construction, Alteration and Deactivation of Airports (FAA Form 7480)
  • Application for Private-Use Site Approval (State Form 9193)
    • Ensure all items within Section C are completed
  • Landing Area Depiction Drawing (State Form 29552)

Establishing a Temporary-Use Airport/Heliport/Seaplane Base

  • Application for Temporary Airport Site Approval (State Form 23899)
    • Ensure all items within Section C are completed
  • Landing Area Depiction Drawing (State Form 29552)

Establishing an Ultralight Flightpark

  • FAA Notice for Construction, Alteration and Deactivation of Airports (FAA Form 7480)
  • Application for Temporary Airport Site Approval (State Form 48788)
    • Ensure all items within Section C are completed
  • Landing Area Depiction Drawing (State Form 29552)

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