ADOPT­ED: May 112010

EFFEC­TIVE: May 232010

UPDAT­ED: Octo­ber 192016

Pana­ma City – Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al District


Every gov­ern­men­tal enti­ty, on behalf of those it serves, estab­lish­es pro­ce­dures for access to and pro­tec­tion of the resource with which it is entrust­ed, as well as for oper­a­tion of the gov­ern­ment itself. The Air­port Author­i­ty Board, the gov­ern­men­tal body oper­at­ing the Pana­ma City – Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict, estab­lished the Rules and Reg­u­la­tions in this doc­u­ment in ful­fill­ment of the Authority’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to the cit­i­zens served by the airport.

All who use the air­port have a respon­si­bil­i­ty to con­duct them­selves in a man­ner that pre­serves the facil­i­ties and ser­vices pro­vid­ed so oth­er users may ben­e­fit equal­ly. Air­port staff mem­bers, like­wise, have the respon­si­bil­i­ty to ensure the day to day oper­a­tion of the air­port com­plies with the direc­tion of the Air­port Author­i­ty. These Rules and Reg­u­la­tions pro­vide the guid­ance nec­es­sary to meet our mutu­al respon­si­bil­i­ties. Hav­ing been adopt­ed by the legal­ly con­sti­tut­ed author­i­ty, this doc­u­ment car­ries more weight than mere direc­tion” or guid­ance”. These Rules and Reg­u­la­tions should be viewed as hav­ing the force of law.

Should changes to these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions become nec­es­sary, pro­ce­dures for doing so are pro­vid­ed in Sec­tion 2, Intro­duc­tion. The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor must review any pro­posed changes to this doc­u­ment. He will deter­mine if the pro­posed mod­i­fi­ca­tion goes beyond cos­met­ic change or gram­mat­i­cal cor­rec­tion that would then require approval by the Air­port Author­i­ty pri­or to becom­ing a part of this doc­u­ment. Ques­tions or sug­ges­tions regard­ing the Rules and Reg­u­la­tions should be direct­ed to the office of the Exec­u­tive Director.

On behalf of the Air­port Author­i­ty, I encour­age all served by the air­port, trav­el­ers, ten­ants, and staff, to enjoy the ben­e­fits offered by our mod­ern facility.

Park­er W. McClel­lan, Jr., A.A.E.

Exec­u­tive Director



1.0 Def­i­n­i­tions

2.0 Intro­duc­tion

2.1 Author­i­ty for Implementation

2.2 Applic­a­bil­i­ty

2.3 Vio­la­tion of Rules

2.4 Severability

2.5 Inter­pre­ta­tion

2.6 Pro­ce­dures and Addendum

3.0 Gen­er­al Regulations

3.1 Applic­a­ble Laws

3.2 Air­port Direc­tor Authority

3.3 Air­port Fire/​Rescue

3.4 Com­mer­cial Activities

3.5 Lit­ter and Refuse

3.6 Ani­mals

3.7 AOA Restrict­ed Areas

3.8 Com­mer­cial Photography

3.9 Advertisements

3.10 Ten­ant Activities

3.11 Con­struc­tion and Obstruc­tion Control

3.12 Dam­age to Air­port Property

3.13 Smok­ing

3.14 Secu­ri­ty Plan

3.15 Emer­gency Plan

3.16 Emer­gency Procedures

3.17 First Amend­ment Activities

4.0 Air­craft Operations

4.1 Author­i­ty to Restrict Operations

4.2 Restric­tion of Operations

4.3 Oper­a­tion of Aircraft

4.4 Taxi­ing or Mov­ing of Aircraft

4.5 Air­craft Engine Starts and Run-Ups

4.6 Air­craft Parking

4.7 Air­craft Acci­dent Reports

4.8 Dis­abled Aircraft

4.9 Two-Way Radio, Brakes and Ter­mi­nal Con­trol Area Equipment

4.10 Air­craft Tie-Down

4.11 Derelict Air­craft

4.12 Lia­bil­i­ty for Damages

4.13 Inter­fer­ing or Tampering

4.14 Park­ing Responsibility

4.15 Taxi­ing Into or Out of Hangars

4.17 Air­craft mark­ing Dur­ing Low Vis­i­bil­i­ty Periods

4.18 Use of Unsafe Areas

4.19 Pas­sen­ger Enplan­ing and Deplaning

4.20 Air Traf­fic Rules

4.21 Intox­i­cants and Drugs

4.22 Char­ter Aircraft

4.23 Air­craft Fueling

5.0 Vehi­cle Operations

5.1 Gen­er­al

5.2 Reserved, Post­ed or Restrict Park­ing Area

5.3 Autho­riza­tion to Move Vehicles

5.4 Prop­er Use

5.5 Pedes­tri­ans

5.6 Ten­ant and Employ­ee Parking

5.7 Motor­cy­cles and Bicycles

5.8 Vehi­cle and Dri­ver Reg­u­la­tions on the Air Oper­a­tions Area

5.9 Vehi­cles for Hire

5.10 Tran­sient Vehicles

5.11 Aban­doned Vehicles

5.12 Repair of Vehicles

6.0 Safe­ty

6.1 Fire and Safety

6.2 Use of Utmost Care Required

6.3 Han­dling of Explo­sives and Oth­er Haz­ardous Materials

6.4 Fire Extin­guish­ers and Equipment

6.5 Open Flames

6.6 Fuel­ing

6.7 Inspec­tion and Clean­ing Schedules

6.8 Air­craft Parts Clean­ing Materials

6.9 Engine Oper­a­tions With­in Hangars

6.10 Motor Vehi­cles in hangars

6.11 Heat­ing and Light­ing of Hangars

6.12 Paint, Var­nish and Lac­quer Use

6.13 Com­pressed Gas Cylin­ders – Stor­age Rooms

7.0 Pub­lic and Ten­ant Use

7.1 Gen­er­al

7.2 Security

7.3 Road and Walks

7.4 Solic­it­ing

7.5 Hunt­ing and Fishing

7.6 Loitering


7.8 Use of Shop Areas

8.0 Envi­ron­ment

8.1 Lit­ter and Clean­ing of Allot­ted Space

8.2 Con­trol of Contaminants

8.3 Floor Drains

8.4 San­i­tary Sewers

8.5 Deter­gents

8.6 Waste Petro­le­um


1. First Amend­ment Activities

Def­i­n­i­tions Purpose

Per­mit – Required Appli­ca­tion Finan­cial Report

Grounds for Denial Denial or Revocation

Appeal after Denial or Revo­ca­tion Dai­ly Registration

Loca­tion of Reg­u­lat­ed Activ­i­ties Restric­tions on Behavior

Weapons, Explo­sives and Flam­ma­ble Mate­ri­als Restrict­ed Areas

Emer­gency Situations

2. Vehi­cles for Hire on Air­port Premises

Def­i­n­i­tions Gen­er­al Provisions

Oper­a­tional Requirements



Air­craft – Device(s) that are used or intend­ed to be used for flight in the air and may include aircrew.

Access Road – A vehic­u­lar road locat­ed inside the air oper­a­tions area for use by the Air­port Author­i­ty, FAA, air­port ten­ants and contractors.

Air­port – All land and improve­ments locat­ed with­in the geo­graph­i­cal bound­aries of the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

Air­port Author­i­ty – Rep­re­sents the Pana­ma City – Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al District.

Air­port Badge – A badge issued by the Air­port Author­i­ty for pur­pose of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, vehi­cle oper­a­tion, secu­ri­ty and access of per­sons employed by com­pa­nies oper­at­ing at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

Air­port Board – The mem­bers of the Board of Direc­tors of the Pana­ma City – Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al District.

Air­port Mark­ing Aids – Any type mark­ings that are used on run­way and taxi­way sur­faces to iden­ti­fy a spe­cif­ic run­way, a run­way hold­line, cen­ter­line, thresh­old, etc.

Air­craft Oper­a­tions Area (AOA) – That por­tion of the air­port des­ig­nat­ed for the land­ing, take-off or sur­face maneu­ver­ing of aircraft.

ATCTFAA Air Traf­fic Con­trol Tower.

Bus – A motor vehi­cle hav­ing a seat­ing capac­i­ty of twen­ty or more pas­sen­gers, which oper­ates over a fixed route or on a char­ter basis and has valid oper­at­ing permits.

CFRU.S. Code of Fed­er­al Regulations.

Com­mer­cial Oper­a­tion – Sales, lease, sub-lease, rent, barter, trade, trans­ac­tion, retail; to sell, hawk, ped­dle, vend, effect a sale, deal in, offer, mar­ket liq­ui­date, turn into mon­ey, adver­tise, hold out, per­form ser­vices, engage in busi­ness; for the ben­e­fit, gain earn­ings, return income, remu­ner­a­tion, com­pen­sa­tion, prof­it or any act or activ­i­ty, the object of which is any or all of the pre­vi­ous whether or not such objec­tive is met.

Comm Cen­ter – The Air­port Police Depart­ment and Air­port Fire Depart­ment have a 24- hour Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Center.

Con­trac­tor – Any per­son or com­pa­ny doing con­struc­tion or instal­la­tion work on the airport.

Cour­tesy Vehi­cle – Those vehi­cles which are used in the busi­ness oper­a­tion of any hotel, motel, park­ing lot, auto rental office, sole­ly to trans­port cus­tomers between points at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port and such hotel, motel, park­ing lot, or auto­mo­bile rental office locat­ed on or off air­port property.

DOTUnit­ed States Depart­ment of Transportation.

Dri­ving Per­mit – The priv­i­lege grant­ed by the Air­port Author­i­ty to oper­ate a motor vehi­cle on the AOA and des­ig­nat­ed on an air­port badge or oth­er identification.

Escort – The accom­pa­ni­ment of a per­son or vehi­cle not autho­rized to be on the AOA by a per­son who is autho­rized and prop­er­ly dis­plays and air­port badge.

EPAUnit­ed States Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency.

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor – The per­son appoint­ed by the air­port Board to have respon­si­bil­i­ty for the admin­is­tra­tion and oper­a­tion of the air­port. The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor may employ and des­ig­nate staff to act in his behalf in the pro­mul­ga­tion of Air­port Author­i­ty pol­i­cy. Where Exec­u­tive Direc­tor is not­ed in these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions, it will mean Exec­u­tive Direc­tor or his designee.

FAAUnit­ed States Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Administration.

FARUnit­ed States Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Regulations.

FBOFixed Base Operator.

Fire Resis­tant – The capa­bil­i­ty of mate­ri­als to be resis­tant to dam­age by fire.

Fire Codes – The fire codes adopt­ed and enforced by Bay Coun­ty and the Air­port Authority.

Flam­ma­ble – The ten­den­cy of a mate­r­i­al, liq­uid or gas to ignite read­i­ly or to explode.

Fuel Stor­age Area – Those por­tions of the air­port des­ig­nat­ed by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor as areas in which gaso­line or any oth­er type of fuel may be stored, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to gaso­line tank farms and bulk­heads, piers or wharves at which fuel is loaded.

Gen­er­al Avi­a­tion – Pri­vate and cor­po­rate air­craft not oper­at­ing under FAR Part 121.

Lim­ou­sine – A chauf­feur oper­at­ed motor vehi­cle, avail­able for hire, hav­ing a seat­ing capac­i­ty of fif­teen pas­sen­gers or less, includ­ing the driver.

Move­ment Area – The run­way and taxi­way sys­tem of the air­port which is used for taxi­ing, take-off and land­ing of air­craft and is con­trolled through com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the ATCT.

NFCNation­al Fire Code pub­lished by the Nation­al Fire Pro­tec­tion Agency.

NFPANation­al Fire Pro­tec­tion Agency.

NOTAMNotice to Airmen.

NTSBNation­al Trans­porta­tion Safe­ty Board.

Pana­ma City – Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict – The gov­ern­ing body of the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port estab­lished in accor­dance with a spe­cial act by the Flori­da State Legislature.

Per­mis­sion or Per­mit – Per­mis­sion grant­ed by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, unless oth­er­wise indi­cat­ed. Per­mis­sion or per­mit, when­ev­er required by the Rules and Reg­u­la­tions, will be writ­ten per­mis­sion, except that ver­bal per­mis­sion in spe­cif­ic instances may be grant­ed under spe­cial cir­cum­stances where the obtain­ing of writ­ten per­mis­sion would not be practical.

Per­son – Any indi­vid­ual, firm, part­ner­ship, cor­po­ra­tion, com­pa­ny, asso­ci­a­tion, joint stock asso­ci­a­tion or polit­i­cal body, and includes any trustee, receiv­er, assignee or rep­re­sen­ta­tive thereof.

Restrict­ed Area — Those por­tions of the air­port or por­tion of any build­ing on the air­port to which access is restrict­ed to autho­rized per­sons and is not acces­si­ble by the gen­er­al public.

Road­way – That por­tion of a high­way or street improved, designed or ordi­nar­i­ly used for vehic­u­lar travel.

State – The State of Florida.

Ster­ile Area – That por­tion of the ter­mi­nal build­ing beyond the secu­ri­ty screen­ing checkpoint.

T‑Hangar – An indi­vid­ual air­craft hangar des­ig­nat­ed for the stor­age of aircraft.

Taxi­cab – A pas­sen­ger type vehi­cle hav­ing seat­ing capac­i­ty of six pas­sen­gers or less, includ­ing the driver.

Ten­ant – A lease­hold­er, per­mit­tee or oth­er occu­pant of land or premis­es with­in the bound­aries of the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port and his or her sub­lessee or duly autho­rized agent. For the pur­pose of these reg­u­la­tions, ten­ant” shall

include any par­ty who dis­charges san­i­tary sewage, indus­tri­al waste or stormwa­ter in the respec­tive sys­tems owned and oper­at­ed by the Air­port Authority.

Ter­mi­nal Build­ing – All build­ings and struc­tures locat­ed with­in the air­port and open to the pub­lic for the pur­pose of flight tick­et pur­chase, pub­lic lob­by wait­ing, bag­gage check- in and oth­er ser­vices relat­ed to pub­lic air travel.

Ter­mi­nal Ramp – That por­tion of the AOA that is imme­di­ate­ly adja­cent to the pas­sen­ger terminal.

TSATrans­porta­tion Secu­ri­ty Administration.

UBCUni­form Build­ing Code.

Ven­dor – Any per­son or com­pa­ny doing repair or rou­tine ser­vice work on the air­port under a con­tract basis who is not a tenant.



The Pana­ma City – Bay Coun­ty Air­port and indus­tri­al Dis­trict is a polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion of the State of Flori­da, as cre­at­ed by a Spe­cial Act of the State Leg­is­la­ture. Oper­a­tional and admin­is­tra­tive man­age­ment of the air­port is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, who reports to a sev­en mem­ber Board. For the pur­pose of this doc­u­ment, the air­port Admin­is­tra­tion and its gov­ern­ing Board shall be referred to as the Air­port Authority.


This reg­u­la­tion applies to all users of and per­sons on any por­tion of the prop­er­ty owned or con­trolled by the Pana­ma City – Bay Coun­ty Air­port Author­i­ty. Ten­ant orga­ni­za­tions shall be respon­si­ble for the dis­sem­i­na­tion of, acces­si­bil­i­ty to and the com­pli­ance with these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions by their employees.

These Rules and Reg­u­la­tions may be amend­ed, changed or mod­i­fied by the Air­port Authority.


Any per­son that vio­lates, dis­obeys, omits, neglects or refus­es to com­ply with any of the pro­vi­sions of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions may be denied use of the air­port by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, in addi­tion to the penal­ties pur­suant to fed­er­al, state or local authorities.


If any sec­tion, sub­sec­tion, sub­di­vi­sion, para­graph, sen­tence, clause or phrase of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions or any part here­of, is for any rea­son held to be uncon­sti­tu­tion­al or invalid or inef­fec­tive by any court of com­pe­tent juris­dic­tion or oth­er com­pe­tent agency, such deci­sion shall not affect the valid­i­ty or effec­tive­ness of the remain­ing por­tions of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions or any part thereof.

If the appli­ca­tion of any pro­vi­sion or pro­vi­sions of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions to any lot, build­ing, sign, oth­er struc­ture or par­cel of land is found to be invalid or inef­fec­tive in whole or in part by any court or oth­er com­pe­tent juris­dic­tion or oth­er com­pe­tent agency, the effect of such deci­sion shall be lim­it­ed to the prop­er­ty or sit­u­a­tion imme­di­ate­ly involved in the con­tro­ver­sy and the appli­ca­tion of any such pro­vi­sion to oth­er prop­er­ties and sit­u­a­tions shall not be affected.

Sec­tion 2.4 shall apply to every por­tion of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions as they have exist­ed in the past, as it now exists and as it may exist in the future, includ­ing all mod­i­fi­ca­tions there­of and addi­tions and amend­ments thereto.


In the event that an inter­pre­ta­tion of any pro­vi­sion of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions is required, the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor shall ren­der such interpretation.


Writ­ten oper­a­tional pro­ce­dures and adden­dums to these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions will be issued by the Exec­u­tive Director.



All applic­a­ble Fed­er­al and State laws and reg­u­la­tions and the laws and reg­u­la­tions of any oth­er legal author­i­ty hav­ing juris­dic­tion, as now in effect or as they may from time to time be amend­ed, are here­by incor­po­rat­ed as part of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions as though ful­ly set forth herein.


When the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor deter­mines that an emer­gency affect­ing the health, wel­fare and/​or safe­ty or per­sons and/​or prop­er­ty exists at the air­port, he shall be empow­ered to take that action which, with­in his dis­cre­tion and judg­ment, is nec­es­sary or desir­able to pro­tect per­sons and prop­er­ty and to facil­i­tate the oper­a­tion of the airport.

Dur­ing such an emer­gency, the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor may sus­pend these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions or any part there­of and he may, in addi­tion, issue such orders, rules and reg­u­la­tions as may be necessary.

The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor shall, at all times, have author­i­ty to take such rea­son­able action as may be nec­es­sary for the prop­er con­duct and man­age­ment of the public.


Air­port Fire/​Rescue has the pri­ma­ry duty of respond­ing to air­craft emer­gen­cies at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port. Bay Coun­ty Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices remains respon­si­ble for and is the pri­ma­ry provider of, non-air­craft emer­gency services.


No per­son shall enter or remain on the air­port and buy, sell, ped­dle, give away or offer for sale or pur­chase any goods, mer­chan­dise, prop­er­ty or ser­vices of any kind what­so­ev­er on or from the air­port prop­er­ty with­out the pri­or writ­ten con­sent of the Exec­u­tive Director.


No per­son shall place, dis­charge or deposit in any man­ner, papers, trash, food goods, rub­bish or oth­er refuse any­where on the air­port, except in recep­ta­cles or oth­er such places pre­scribed by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. All lit­ter and refuse must be bagged when trans­port­ed in vehi­cles and all recep­ta­cles for said mate­ri­als must have cov­ers and be kept closed. Refuse of any kind stored or trans­port­ed or dis­posed of must be in secured plas­tic bags. Per­sons dis­pos­ing of mate­ri­als in a trash com­pactor must com­pact their mate­ri­als imme­di­ate­ly. Mate­ri­als must not be placed out­side a dump­ster or com­pactor and must not be placed in the receiv­ing bin of a com­pacter with­out being compacted.


No per­son shall enter the ter­mi­nal build­ing with any ani­mal, except a see­ing-eye or hear­ing ani­mal, any ani­mal used for law enforce­ment sup­port or any ani­mal prop­er­ly con­fined and ready for ship­ment by air. Ani­mals are per­mit­ted out­side the air­line ter­mi­nal or AOA if on a leash or restrained in such man­ner as to be under com­plete control.


No per­son shall enter the AOA or restrict­ed areas except per­sons assigned to duty there­in or autho­rized by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and who dis­play the prop­er badge for the restrict­ed area or are prop­er­ly escort­ed. Addi­tion­al­ly, no per­son shall enter the move­ment area with­out hav­ing estab­lished radio com­mu­ni­ca­tions and obtained autho­riza­tion from the FAA Con­trol Tower.


No per­son shall take still, motion, tele­vi­sion or sound pic­tures for com­mer­cial pur­pos­es on the air­port with­out the pri­or con­sent of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. This also applies to the dis­sem­i­na­tion of audi­ble messages.


No per­son shall post, dis­trib­ute or dis­play signs, adver­tise­ments, cir­cu­lars, print­ed or writ­ten mat­ter at the air­port with­out the pri­or per­mis­sion of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. This also applies to the dis­sem­i­na­tion of audi­ble messages.


Unau­tho­rized Activ­i­ty – No ten­ant, ten­ant employ­ee or any oth­er employ­ee autho­rized to per­form any func­tion on the air­port, shall in any way assist any per­son to engage in any activ­i­ty on the air­port which is not autho­rized by the Air­port Authority.

Con­struc­tion Require­ments – All ten­ant con­struc­tion must con­form to require­ments out­lined with­in each ten­ant lease agree­ment and as set forth by the Exec­u­tive Director.

Sig­nage – No signs exposed to pub­lic view shall be installed on the air­port with­out the pri­or approval of the Air­port Authority.


No per­son shall:

  1. Erect, con­struct, mod­i­fy or in any man­ner alter any struc­ture, sign, post or pole of any type;
  2. Alter or in any way change col­or, design or décor of exist­ing air­port improvements;
  3. Oper­ate, park or store any equip­ment, vehi­cles (oper­a­tional or oth­er­wise), sup­plies or materials;
  4. Cre­ate any mounds of earth or debris or oth­er­wise change the topog­ra­phy of the airport;
  5. Cause or cre­ate any phys­i­cal object on land or water that pen­e­trates the oper­a­tions air space as out­lined in FAR Part 77;
  6. Con­duct any oth­er work on air­port prop­er­ty with­out first obtain­ing per­mis­sion from the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and with­out strict com­pli­ance to the direc­tions of the Exec­u­tive Director.


No per­son shall destroy or cause to be destroyed, injure, dam­age, deface or dis­turb in any way, prop­er­ty of any nature locat­ed on the air­port nor will­ful­ly aban­don any per­son­al prop­er­ty on the air­port. Any per­son caus­ing or being respon­si­ble for such injury, destruc­tion, dam­age or dis­tur­bance shall report such dam­age to the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and shall reim­burse the air­port for the full amount of dam­age. Any per­son fail­ing to report and/​or reim­burse the air­port for injury, destruc­tion, dam­age or dis­tur­bance of air­port prop­er­ty may be refused the use of any facil­i­ty until and unless said report and/​or reim­burse­ment has been made.


No per­son shall smoke or car­ry light­ed cig­ars, cig­a­rettes, pipes, match­es or any naked flame in or upon the AOA or in any area of the ter­mi­nal build­ing. The only area accept­able for smok­ing is out­side the ter­mi­nal and out­side the AOA.


The TSA approved secu­ri­ty pro­gram for the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port is here­by incor­po­rat­ed by ref­er­ence and made a part of these Rules and Regulations.


The FAA approved Emer­gency Plan for the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port is here­by incor­po­rat­ed by ref­er­ence and made a part of these Rules and Regulations.


Med­ical Emer­gen­cies – All North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port ten­ants shall con­tact 911 to report med­ical emer­gen­cies. Imme­di­ate­ly after call­ing 911, con­tact the Air­port Fire Depart­ment at (850) 7694791.

Build­ing Fires – All North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port ten­ants shall con­tact 911 to report build­ing fires. Imme­di­ate­ly after call­ing 911, con­tact the Air­port Fire Depart­ment at (850) 7694791.

Civ­il Dis­tur­bances – All North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port ten­ants shall con­tact the Air­port Police Depart­ment at (850) 7696033 to report civ­il dis­tur­bances or secu­ri­ty concerns.

Air­craft Emer­gen­cies – The Air­port Author­i­ty will coor­di­nate with the ATCT on the noti­fi­ca­tion and response to air­craft emer­gen­cies. Should an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion involv­ing an air­craft at the gate or oth­er­wise parked and not under con­trol of the ATCT occur, the Air­port Fire Depart­ment shall be con­tact­ed at (850) 7694791.


Air­port approved Arti­cle 1 – First Amend­ment Activ­i­ties for North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port is here­by incor­po­rat­ed and made a part of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions. (Ref­er­ence Appen­dix I)



The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor shall have the author­i­ty at any time to close the air­port in its entire­ty or any por­tion there­of to air traf­fic, to delay or restrict any flight or oth­er air­craft oper­a­tion, to refuse take­off per­mis­sion to air­craft and to deny the use of the air­port to any indi­vid­ual or group when he con­sid­ers any such action to be nec­es­sary and desir­able to avoid endan­ger­ing per­sons or prop­er­ty and to be con­sis­tent with the safe and prop­er oper­a­tion of the air­port. In the event the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor deter­mines the con­di­tion of the air­port or any part there­of to be unsafe for land­ings or take­offs, he shall issue a NOTAM clos­ing the air­port or any part thereof.


All fixed-wing air­craft oper­a­tions will be con­fined to hard sur­face areas (run­ways, taxi­way, park­ing aprons), except when autho­rized by the Exec­u­tive Director.


All air­craft oper­a­tions on the air­port shall com­ply with fed­er­al, state and local rules, reg­u­la­tions, ordi­nances, statutes and laws.

No air­craft shall be oper­at­ed on the air­port in a care­less or neg­li­gent man­ner, in dis­re­gard of the rights and safe­ty of oth­ers with­out due cau­tion, at a speed or in a man­ner which endan­gers per­son­al prop­er­ty or while the pilot or any oth­er per­son aboard con­trol­ling any part of the oper­a­tion there­of is under the influ­ence of or impaired by the use of alco­hol, ille­gal drugs or legal drugs.


  1. Any air­craft being moved shall do so at a rea­son­able speed and not to exceed 10 mph when being towed or 25 mph when taxi­ing. Dur­ing any air­craft move­ment on the move­ment area, the ter­mi­nal apron or the gen­er­al avi­a­tion area there shall be a com­pe­tent per­son attend­ing the controls.
  2. Dur­ing hours of dark­ness while taxi­ing or tow­ing an air­craft, the wingtip lights and tow vehi­cle lights shall be illu­mi­nat­ed. In the event of radio equip­ment fail­ure, ATCT may use the light gun for communication.
  3. Wing walk­ers are required when­ev­er pushed back air­craft are to pass any oth­er aircraft.
  4. Ten­ant vehi­cles used for tow­ing air­craft are restrict­ed to routes pre­scribed by the Exec­u­tive Director.


  1. Air­craft engines shall not be oper­at­ed in such a posi­tion or direct­ed in such man­ner that per­sons, struc­tures, prop­er­ty, run­ways or taxi­ways may be injured or endan­gered by the path of the air­craft pro­peller slip­stream or jet blast.
  2. Air­craft engines shall not be oper­at­ed in such a posi­tion or direct­ed in such a man­ner that may injure the ears or become a nui­sance to fel­low ten­ants or sur­round­ing neighborhoods.
  3. No air­craft engine shall be start­ed or run unless a licensed pilot or cer­tifi­cat­ed A&P mechan­ic is attend­ing the air­craft con­trols. Wheel blocks equipped with ropes or oth­er suit­able means of chock­ing the wheels of an air­craft to deter move­ment shall always be placed in front of the main land­ing wheels before start­ing the engine(s), unless the air­craft is held into posi­tion by func­tion­ing brakes.


  1. No per­son may park any air­craft in any area oth­er than that pre­scribed by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. Except in emer­gen­cies, no per­son may enplane or deplane pas­sen­gers in an area that has not been pre­vi­ous­ly so des­ig­nat­ed for that purpose.
  2. No per­son oper­at­ing a pri­vate, non-sched­uled or mil­i­tary air­craft may park, unload pas­sen­gers, obstruct or attempt to use any air­craft gate posi­tion assigned to a sched­uled air car­ri­er with­out mak­ing pri­or arrange­ments with the car­ri­er involved and/​or the Air­port Authority.


The pilot or oper­a­tor of any air­craft involved in an acci­dent caus­ing per­son­al injury or prop­er­ty dam­age shall make a prompt and com­plete report con­cern­ing said acci­dent to the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor in addi­tion to all oth­er reports required to be made to oth­er agencies.


Any own­er, lessee, oper­a­tor or oth­er per­son hav­ing con­trol or the right of con­trol of any dis­abled air­craft on the air­port shall be respon­si­ble for the prompt removal and dis­pos­al there­of and any and all parts there­of, sub­ject, how­ev­er, to any require­ments or direc­tion by the NTSB, the FAA or the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor that such removal or dis­pos­al be delayed pend­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion of the accident.

Any own­er, lessee, oper­a­tor or oth­er per­son hav­ing con­trol or the right of con­trol of any air­craft does, by use of the air­port, agree and con­sent, notwith­stand­ing any pro­vi­sion in any agree­ment, lease, per­mit or oth­er instru­ment to the con­trary, that the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor may take any and all nec­es­sary action to effect the prompt removal or dis­pos­al of dis­abled air­craft or parts there­of that obstruct any part of the air­port uti­lized for air­craft oper­a­tions; that any costs incurred by or on behalf of the air­port for any such removal or dis­pos­al of any air­craft shall be paid to the Air­port Author­i­ty; that any claim for com­pen­sa­tion against the Air­port Author­i­ty, the air­port Board and any of their offi­cers, agents or employ­ees for any and all loss or dam­age sus­tained to any such dis­abled air­craft, or any part there­of, by rea­son of any such removal or dis­pos­al, is waived; and that the own­er, lessee, oper­a­tor or oth­er per­son hav­ing con­trol or the right of con­trol of said air­craft shall indem­ni­fy, hold harm­less and defend the Air­port Author­i­ty, the air­port Board and all of their offi­cers, agents and employ­ees against any and all lia­bil­i­ty for injury to or the death of any per­son or for any injury to any prop­er­ty aris­ing out of such removal or dis­pos­al of said aircraft.


No air­craft may taxi, take-off, land or oth­er­wise oper­ate on the AOA unless it is equipped with brakes and a func­tion­ing two-way radio and com­plies with the fol­low­ing procedures:

Air­craft oper­a­tions when the ATCT is oper­a­tional: Unless oth­er­wise autho­rized or required by ATCT, each per­son oper­at­ing an air­craft in Class D air­space or on the AOA, shall estab­lish two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tions with ATCT as required by FAR Part 91.

Air­craft oper­a­tion when the ATCT is not oper­a­tional: Unless oth­er­wise autho­rized or required by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, no air­craft may taxi, land or oth­er­wise oper­ate on the AOA until it has estab­lished com­mu­ni­ca­tions on the com­mon traf­fic advi­so­ry fre­quen­cy (120.5MHz).


It shall be the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the air­craft own­er or oper­a­tor to ensure the ade­qua­cy of tie-down equip­ment and meth­ods used in secur­ing air­craft parked on the airport.


Any air­craft parked on the pub­lic air­craft apron for a peri­od in excess of six­ty (60) days and not flown dur­ing that peri­od of time shall be declared a derelict unless arrange­ment for extend­ed park­ing has been made with the Air­port Author­i­ty. Such air­craft shall be sub­ject to removal and impound­ment by the Air­port Author­i­ty with any and all costs incurred being the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the air­craft owner.


The cost for repair or replace­ment of dam­age to field light­ing or oth­er air­port facil­i­ties shall be borne by the oper­a­tor, pilot or per­son caus­ing such damage.


No per­son may inter­fere or tam­per with any air­craft or put in motion the engine of such air­craft or use any parts, instru­ments or tools with­out per­mis­sion of the owner.


Upon direc­tion from the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, the oper­a­tor of any air­craft parked or stored at the pas­sen­ger ter­mi­nal shall move said air­craft from the place where it is parked or stored. If the oper­a­tor refus­es to com­ply with such direc­tions, the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor may arrange for the tow and stor­age of said air­craft at the expense of the own­er or oper­a­tor and with­out lia­bil­i­ty for dam­age, which may result in the course of such mov­ing or storage.


No air­craft shall be tax­ied or flown into or out of a hangar.


Every air­craft parked on the ter­mi­nal ramp or apron shall have its run­ning lights light­ed dur­ing the hours between sun­set and sun­rise and dur­ing low vis­i­bil­i­ty peri­ods, except in areas des­ig­nat­ed by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. Oth­er means of iden­ti­fy­ing and mark­ing of the wingtips of the air­craft while parked may be used in lieu of the run­ning lights but pri­or autho­riza­tion for any sub­sti­tute must be obtained from the Exec­u­tive Director.


No air­craft shall use any part of the AOA con­sid­ered tem­porar­i­ly unsafe for taxi­ing, land­ing or take­off, or which is not avail­able for any rea­son. The bound­aries of such areas will be marked by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor with bar­ri­cades and flags by day and high inten­si­ty flash­ing lights at night and low vis­i­bil­i­ty peri­ods and an appro­pri­ate NOTAM issued.


All air­craft shall be loaded or unloaded and pas­sen­gers enplaned or deplaned in des­ig­nat­ed areas unless oth­er­wise per­mit­ted by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. All pas­sen­gers shall be chan­neled through des­ig­nat­ed routes to and from the ter­mi­nal building.

Air­line per­son­nel shall be sta­tioned to assist and chan­nel pas­sen­gers dur­ing ground lev­el enplan­ing and deplan­ing. No pedes­tri­an traf­fic is allowed to cross any taxi­way or ter­mi­nal ramp between board­ing areas.


  1. No motor­less air­craft shall land or take­off from the airport.
  2. Taxi­ways shall not be used for fixed-wing air­craft take­offs and land­ings of air­craft with­out the per­mis­sion of the Exec­u­tive Director.


As pro­vid­ed under FAR Part 91.11, no pilot or oth­er mem­ber of the flight crew of an air­craft in oper­a­tion on the air­port or any per­son attend­ing or assist­ing in said oper­a­tion on the air­port shall be under the influ­ence of intox­i­cat­ing liquor or drugs, nor shall any per­son under the influ­ence of intox­i­cat­ing liquor or drugs be per­mit­ted to board any air­craft, except a med­ical patient under care. Any per­son vio­lat­ing this sec­tion may be denied use of the air­port by the Exec­u­tive Director.


All oper­a­tors are required to advise the Air­port Author­i­ty in advance of any char­ter air­craft need­ing to uti­lize the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port ter­mi­nal facilities.


Stor­age and dis­pens­ing of avi­a­tion fuels shall be in accor­dance with the Air­port Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Man­u­al and NFPA 407. No per­son may store or dis­pense avi­a­tion fuels of any type unless autho­riza­tion is specif­i­cal­ly grant­ed in a valid air­port lease agree­ment or pro­vid­ed by writ­ten autho­riza­tion of the Exec­u­tive Director.



The laws of the State of Flori­da and Bay Coun­ty relat­ing to the oper­a­tion of motor vehi­cles on streets and high­ways shall apply, where applic­a­ble, to the oper­a­tion of motor vehi­cles on air­port streets and high­ways. No per­son may oper­ate a motor vehi­cle on the air­port unless they hold a valid state or gov­ern­ment motor vehi­cle operator’s license for the class of vehi­cle being operated.

All vehi­cles oper­at­ed on air­port road­ways must at all times com­ply with any law­ful order, sig­nal or direc­tion by autho­rized per­son­nel. When traf­fic is con­trolled by signs or by mechan­i­cal or elec­tri­cal sig­nals, such signs or sig­nals shall be obeyed unless direct­ed by autho­rized personnel.

The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor is autho­rized to place and main­tain such traf­fic signs, sig­nals, pave­ment mark­ings and oth­er traf­fic con­trol devices upon air­port road­ways, park­ing facil­i­ties and oth­er air­port prop­er­ty as required to indi­cate and car­ry out the pro­vi­sions of these Rules and Regulations.

Vehi­cles on air­port road­ways shall be oper­at­ed in strict com­pli­ance with the road­way speed lim­its pre­scribed by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor as indi­cat­ed by post­ed traf­fic signs, unless oth­er­wise direct­ed by pub­lic law enforce­ment offi­cials or emer­gency personnel.


The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor is autho­rized to reserve all or any part of park­ing lots or oth­er areas not under lease or per­mit for the sole use of vehi­cles of the Air­port Author­i­ty, its offi­cers, employ­ees, ten­ants or for such vis­i­tors to the air­port as he may des­ig­nate and to indi­cate such restric­tions by appro­pri­ate mark­ings and/​or signs; des­ig­nate a park­ing time lim­it on any por­tion of said lots; des­ig­nate any por­tion of said lots as a pas­sen­ger load­ing zone or a freight load­ing zone; des­ig­nate any por­tion of said lots as a No

Stop­ping”, No Wait­ing”, or No Park­ing” area; des­ig­nate where and how vehi­cles shall be parked by means of park­ing space mark­ers; and des­ig­nate direc­tion of trav­el and indi­cate same by means of appro­pri­ate signs and/​or markings.

When appro­pri­ate signs and/​or mark­ings have been installed, no per­son may park or dri­ve a vehi­cle on any por­tion of such lots reserved for the exclu­sive use of any vehi­cles unless autho­rized by the Exec­u­tive Director.

Vehi­cles parked in any garage, park­ing lot or oth­er autho­rized park­ing area reserved for pub­lic, pri­vate or employ­ee use shall park in such man­ner as to com­ply with all post­ed and/​or paint­ed lines, signs and rules.

Vehi­cles dis­play­ing appro­pri­ate handicapped/​disabled insignia issued by state author­i­ties, may park in des­ig­nat­ed hand­i­capped park­ing areas for such peri­ods as may be indi­cat­ed by appro­pri­ate signs and/​or markings.


No per­son shall park, store, leave or per­mit the park­ing, stor­ing or leav­ing of any motor vehi­cle of any kind which is an aban­doned, wrecked, dis­man­tled, inop­er­a­tive, rust­ed, junked or in par­tial­ly dis­man­tled con­di­tion, whether attend­ed or not, upon air­port prop­er­ty for a peri­od of time in excess of sev­en (7) days. The pres­ence of such a vehi­cle is here­by declared a pub­lic nui­sance which may be abat­ed as such by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor or his/​her designee in accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions of this Article.


  • Aban­doned – the leav­ing of a motor vehi­cle, with­out approval of the air­port Exec­u­tive Direc­tor or his designee on air­port prop­er­ty in excess of sev­en (7) days.
  • Inop­er­a­tive – any con­di­tion of dys­func­tion, par­tial mechan­i­cal dis­re­pair or incom­ple­tion, or a con­di­tion which ren­ders a motor vehi­cle unfit or unsafe to use and oper­ate upon pub­lic high­ways. Any vehi­cle not repaired or moved or ren­dered oper­a­ble with­in four­teen (14) days after notice giv­en, pur­suant to this Arti­cle shall be pre­sumed to be inop­er­a­tive, regard­less of the nature or extent of any repairs of main­te­nance which, if made upon the vehi­cle, would ren­der it oper­a­tive or usable. The terms unsafe or unfit shall include all motor vehi­cles stan­dards set forth in Chap­ter 316, Flori­da Statutes.
  • Junked motor vehi­cle – any motor vehi­cle which does not have law­ful­ly affixed there­to an unex­pired license plate and the con­di­tion of which is wrecked, dis­man­tled, par­tial­ly dis­man­tled, inop­er­a­tive, aban­doned or discarded.
  • Notice to Remove – When­ev­er it comes to the atten­tion of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor that any nui­sance as above defined exists on air­port prop­er­ty, he will use the Air­port Police to cause a notice in writ­ing to be served upon the own­er of the vehi­cle, noti­fy­ing the own­er of the exis­tence of the nui­sance and request­ing its removal in the time spec­i­fied by this Article.
  • Respon­si­bil­i­ty for Removal and Lia­bil­i­ty for Expens­es – Upon prop­er notice and oppor­tu­ni­ty to be heard, the own­er of the nui­sance vehi­cle shall be respon­si­ble for its removal from air­port prop­er­ty. In the event of removal and dis­po­si­tion by the air­port, the own­er of the vehi­cle shall be liable for any expens­es incurred by the air­port, includ­ing rea­son­able attor­ney fees.
  • Notice Ser­vice – The Air­port Police Chief shall give notice of removal to the own­er of the nui­sance vehi­cle at least ten (10) days before the time of com­pli­ance. It shall con­sti­tute suf­fi­cient notice when a copy of same is post­ed in a con­spic­u­ous place on the vehi­cle and dupli­cate copies are sent by cer­ti­fied mail to the own­er at his/​her last known address.
  • Notice Con­tents – The notice required here­in shall con­tain the request for removal with­in the time spec­i­fied in this Arti­cle and shall advise that upon fail­ure to com­ply with the notice to remove, the air­port or its designee shall under­take such removal with the cost of removal to be levied against the own­er of the vehi­cle. The notice shall fur­ther advise the pro­ce­dure to request a hear­ing before the Air­port Board of Direc­tors. Mul­ti­ple vehi­cles may be includ­ed in a sin­gle notice.
  • Request for Hear­ing – With­in the ten (10) day com­pli­ance peri­od, the per­son to whom the notice is direct­ed, or their duly autho­rized agents, may file a writ­ten request with the Air­port Police Chief for hear­ing before the air­port leg­isla­tive body to defend the charges brought by the airport.
  • Pro­ce­dure for Hear­ing – The hear­ing pro­vid­ed for here­in shall be held as soon as prac­ti­ca­ble after the fil­ing of the request and the per­sons to whom the notices are direct­ed shall be advised in writ­ing of the time and place of said hear­ing at least sev­en (7) days in advance there­of. At any such hear­ing, the air­port and the per­sons to whom the notice(s) have been direct­ed may intro­duce such wit­ness­es and evi­dence as either par­ty deems nec­es­sary. The deci­sion of the Air­port Board of Direc­tors is final.
  • Removal of Motor Vehi­cle from Prop­er­ty – If the vio­la­tion described in the notice has not been reme­died with­in the ten (10) day peri­od of com­pli­ance or in the event that a notice request­ing hear­ing is time­ly filed, a hear­ing is had and the exis­tence of the vio­la­tion affirmed by the Air­port Board of Direc­tors, the Air­port Police Chief or his/​her designee shall have the right to take pos­ses­sion of the nui­sance motor vehi­cle and remove it from the premis­es. It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to inter­fere with or hin­der the removal of a nui­sance vehi­cle pur­suant to this Article.
  • Notice of Removal – With­in forty-eight (48) hours of the removal of a nui­sance vehi­cle, the Air­port Police Chief shall give notice to the reg­is­tered own­er of the vehi­cle that said vehi­cle has been impound­ed and stored for vio­la­tion of this Arti­cle. The notice shall give the loca­tion of where the vehicle(s) is stored and the costs incurred by the air­port for removal and storage.
  • Dis­po­si­tion of Vehi­cles – Upon remov­ing a vehi­cle under the pro­vi­sion of this Arti­cle, the air­port shall, after ten (10) days, cause it to be appraised. If the vehi­cle appraised at Two Hun­dred Fifty Dol­lars ($250) or less, the Air­port Police Chief shall exe­cute an affi­davit so attest­ing and describ­ing the vehi­cle includ­ing the license plates, if any, and stat­ing the loca­tion and appraised val­ue of the vehi­cle. The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor or his des­ig­nat­ed rep­re­sen­ta­tive, after com­ply­ing with the above, may sum­mar­i­ly dis­pose of the vehi­cle and exe­cute a sworn Cer­tifi­cate of Sale. If the vehi­cle is appraised at over Two Hun­dred Fifty Dol­lars ($250), the vehi­cle shall be sold at pub­lic sale, with notice pub­lished once, not less than sev­en (7) days before the date of the pro­posed sale.
  • Con­tents of Pub­lic Sale Notice – The Notice of Sale shall state:
  • The sale is of aban­doned prop­er­ty in the pos­ses­sion of the airport;
  • A descrip­tion of the vehi­cle includ­ing make, mod­el, license num­ber, if avail­able, VIN num­ber and/​or any oth­er infor­ma­tion which will accu­rate­ly iden­ti­fy it;
  • Terms of the sale; and
  • Date, time and place of the sale.
    1. Pub­lic Sale – The vehi­cle will be sold to the high­est and best bid­der at pub­lic sale with the pro­ceeds to be applied against the expense incurred by the air­port. Any excess may be claimed with­in thir­ty (30) days of the sale by the last right­ful own­er of the vehi­cle imme­di­ate­ly pre­ced­ing the sale. At the time of pay­ment of the pur­chase price, the Air­port Police Chief shall exe­cute a sworn Cer­tifi­cate of Sale in dupli­cate, the orig­i­nal of which is to be giv­en to the Pur­chas­er and the copy to be retained by the Air­port Police Depart­ment. Title to the vehi­cle shall pass to the Pur­chas­er at pub­lic or pri­vate sale and be evi­denced by the Cer­tifi­cate of Sale, which shall be suf­fi­cient to cause a new title to be issued by the appro­pri­ate state agency. Should the sale be invalid for any rea­son, the airport’s lia­bil­i­ty shall be lim­it­ed to the return of the pur­chase price.
  • Redemp­tion of Impound­ed Vehi­cles – The own­er of any vehi­cle seized under the pro­vi­sions of this Arti­cle may redeem such vehi­cle at any time after its removal, but pri­or to the sale or destruc­tion there­of, upon proof of own­er­ship and pay­ment to the air­port of the expens­es incurred by the air­port which for all pur­pos­es here­in shall include, but not be lim­it­ed to, the actu­al and rea­son­able expens­es of removal, adver­tis­ing, attorney’s fee, abstract of title, appraisal and stor­age for each vehi­cle redeemed.
  • Vehi­cles Cre­at­ing a Haz­ard – Should a vehi­cle described above be aban­doned in such a place as to cre­ate a haz­ard, it may be removed with­out delay. How­ev­er, all oth­er timed pro­vi­sions shall remain in effect.


No per­son shall oper­ate any vehi­cle on the air­port oth­er than on the roads or places autho­rized by the Exec­u­tive Director.

No per­son shall use the roads or walk­ways on the air­port in such man­ner as to hin­der or obstruct their prop­er use.

No per­son shall oper­ate a vehi­cle in a reck­less or dan­ger­ous man­ner, at a speed greater than post­ed or if the vehi­cle is not road­wor­thy or in such a con­di­tion as to endan­ger per­sons or property.


Pedes­tri­ans in marked cross­walks have the right-of-way at all times over vehic­u­lar traffic.


All employ­ees of com­pa­nies, orga­ni­za­tions or agen­cies hav­ing ten­an­cy of the air­port shall park only in des­ig­nat­ed park­ing areas.


Every per­son rid­ing a motor­cy­cle or bicy­cle upon an air­port road­way shall be grant­ed all rights and shall be sub­ject to all duties made applic­a­ble to the dri­ver of a vehi­cle, except as to rules and reg­u­la­tions which by their nature can have no appli­ca­tion. Such cycles are strict­ly pro­hib­it­ed from oper­at­ing or park­ing on lawns or sidewalks.


  1. No vehi­cle shall be oper­at­ed on the AOA unless the dri­ver has com­plet­ed the Air­port Driver’s Train­ing Pro­gram and dis­plays the appro­pri­ate autho­riza­tion as des­ig­nat­ed by the Air­port Authority.
  2. No per­son oper­at­ing a vehi­cle on any air­craft ramp shall dri­ve at a speed greater than fif­teen (15) miles per hour or at such a rate of speed as to endan­ger any air­craft, vehi­cle or per­son­nel. Fac­tors includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, weath­er and vis­i­bil­i­ty shall be tak­en into con­sid­er­a­tion to deter­mine safe oper­at­ing speed.
  3. No vehi­cle shall pass between an air­craft pas­sen­ger ter­mi­nal or pas­sen­ger lane when the air­craft is parked at a gate posi­tion, except those vehi­cles ser­vic­ing the air­craft and then only with extreme cau­tion. All oth­er vehi­cles must dri­ve to the rear of the air­craft and shall pass no clos­er than twen­ty (20) feet from any wing or tail section.
  4. Pas­sen­gers enplan­ing or deplan­ing air­craft and taxi­ing air­craft shall have the right of way at all times over vehic­u­lar traf­fic. Vehi­cle dri­vers must yield the right of way.
  5. No vehi­cle shall enter the air oper­a­tions area unless prop­er autho­riza­tion has been obtained from the Air­port Author­i­ty or the vehi­cle is prop­er­ly escorted.
  6. No vehi­cle shall enter the move­ment area unless equipped with an oper­a­ble two- way radio in com­mu­ni­ca­tion with and hav­ing obtained clear­ance from ATCT or being escort­ed by an Air­port Author­i­ty vehicle.
  7. No per­son shall oper­ate any motor vehi­cle which is in such phys­i­cal or mechan­i­cal con­di­tion as to endan­ger per­sons or prop­er­ty or which, in the opin­ion of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, is an eyesore.
  8. No per­son shall oper­ate any vehi­cle that is over­loaded or car­ry­ing more pas­sen­gers than the num­ber for which the vehi­cle was designed.
  9. No per­son shall ride on the run­ning board or stand up in the body of a mov­ing vehi­cle except when the vehi­cle was designed for such use.
  10. No per­son shall ride in or on bag­gage carts, train­ers, pow­er units or any oth­er pow­ered devices not designed to trans­port passengers.
  11. A guide man is required when­ev­er the vehi­cle operator’s vision is restricted.
  12. No fuel truck shall be brought into, stored or parked with­in 50 feet of the air­port ter­mi­nal build­ing, FBO, hangar or oth­er structure.
  13. Tractor/​tug dri­vers shall tow no more bag­gage carts, pods, igloos or wheeled con­tain­ers than are prac­ti­cal to safe­ly con­trol and track properly.
  14. Ramp vehi­cles and equip­ment shall be parked only with­in a tenant’s own lease­hold area and/​or in approved marked park­ing stalls.
  15. Vehi­cles shall not be oper­at­ed under any pas­sen­ger load­ing bridge except dur­ing emergencies.
  16. No per­son shall park a vehi­cle in an air­craft park­ing area, safe­ty area, grass area or in a man­ner so as to obstruct or inter­fere with any air­craft move­ment area or ramp area.

Radio Fail­ure:

In the event of a two-way radio fail­ure and loss of com­mu­ni­ca­tions with the ATCT when oper­at­ing a vehi­cle on the move­ment area, the dri­ver shall turn his vehi­cle toward the tow­er and flash his lights. After receiv­ing a flash­ing white sig­nal from the ATCT, the dri­ver will exit the AOA via the short­est pos­si­ble route and under no cir­cum­stances will the vehi­cle enter or cross a run­way. All per­son­nel who dri­ve vehi­cles on the move­ment area shall know the mean­ing of all FAA light gun signals.


  1. No vehi­cle shall be oper­at­ed on the AOA unless it is prop­er­ly reg­is­tered for oper­a­tion on pub­lic streets or is a qual­i­fied off road vehi­cle” that is not nor­mal­ly oper­at­ed on pub­lic streets.
  2. All vehi­cles oper­at­ed on the AOA must have vehi­cle lia­bil­i­ty insur­ance. For vehi­cles, own­ers would be required to car­ry either a com­bined sin­gle lia­bil­i­ty lim­it of $300,000 or a split lim­it of 100÷300÷50, mean­ing $100,000 each per­son for bod­i­ly injury,

$300,000 per acci­dent for bod­i­ly injury and $50,000 for prop­er­ty dam­age. For vehi­cles owned by the FBOs or oth­er busi­ness­es, own­ers would be required to carry

$1,000,000 com­bined sin­gle lim­it for lia­bil­i­ty. These insur­ance require­ments apply only to those vehi­cles not oth­er­wise cov­ered under leas­es, con­tracts or oth­er applic­a­ble agreements.

  1. All ten­ant vehi­cles oper­at­ed on the AOA shall be approved by the Air­port Author­i­ty and shall be issued an air­port iden­ti­fy­ing stick­er and/​or marked with the com­pa­ny logo.
  2. Carts or pieces of equip­ment being towed or car­ried after dark­ness must have rear reflec­tors or rear lights.
  3. No vehi­cle shall be per­mit­ted on the AOA unless it is prop­er­ly marked as out­lined in this sec­tion and is in sound mechan­i­cal con­di­tion with unob­struct­ed for­ward and side vision from the driver’s seat.
  4. Vehi­cles oper­at­ing on the move­ment area shall be equipped with an oper­a­ble and vis­i­ble rotat­ing bea­con or equivalent.

Fuel­ing Vehicles:

  1. Ten­ants who per­form fuel­ing ser­vices must have an approved FAA train­ing pro­gram for their employees.
  2. Fuel­ing oper­a­tions shall be con­duct­ed only by qual­i­fied per­son­nel instruct­ed in the prop­er use and oper­a­tion of the fuel­ing equip­ment. The equip­ment oper­a­tor shall uti­lize the dead man switch while oper­at­ing the equipment.
  3. All pro­vi­sions of the Air­port Min­i­mum Stan­dards for Com­mer­cial Avi­a­tion Ser­vices are incor­po­rat­ed here­in by reference.
  4. All fuel­ing oper­a­tions shall com­ply with the approved Air­port Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Man­u­al and NFPA 407.


Air­port approved Ground Trans­porta­tion Rules and Reg­u­la­tions for the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port are here­by incor­po­rat­ed and made a part of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions. (Ref­er­ence Appen­dix II)


Each FBO may allow tran­sient vehi­cles to park at their facil­i­ties. The FBO must des­ig­nate a paved park­ing area sub­ject to the approval of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. All vehi­cles must be oper­a­tional and in good con­di­tion. Park­ing of derelict or junk vehi­cles is prohibited.


Aban­doned vehi­cles and/​or inop­er­a­tive, unreg­is­tered or unli­censed vehi­cles may not be stored on air­port prop­er­ty with­out writ­ten autho­riza­tion of the Air­port Author­i­ty. Vehi­cles in vio­la­tion of this pro­vi­sion may be removed from air­port prop­er­ty in accor­dance with Sec­tion 5.3.


No per­son shall clean or make any repairs to vehi­cles, includ­ing motor­ized vehi­cles, non- motor­ized vehi­cles, boats, campers and oth­er such vehi­cles any­where on the air­port prop­er­ty with­out autho­riza­tion of the Air­port Author­i­ty. Minor repairs may be made as nec­es­sary to remove vehi­cles from air­port property.



All fire and safe­ty relat­ed pro­vi­sions of these Rules and Reg­u­la­tions, includ­ing haz­ardous mate­ri­als, shall be in accor­dance with applic­a­ble sec­tions of the NFPA Codes and Stan­dards and all applic­a­ble laws, rules and reg­u­la­tions of the State, City and the Air­port Authority.


All per­sons using the air­port or its facil­i­ties shall use the utmost care to guard against fire and injury to per­sons and prop­er­ty. It is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of super­vi­sors at all lev­els to insure a safe work­ing envi­ron­ment through safe­ty and mishap prevention.


All explo­sives that are not accept­able for trans­porta­tion under applic­a­ble fed­er­al reg­u­la­tions are not per­mit­ted on the airport.

No per­son shall store, keep, han­dle, use, dis­pense or trans­port at, in or upon the air­port, any Explo­sives A, Explo­sives B, Explo­sives C, blast­ing agents, flam­ma­ble liq­uids, com­bustible liq­uids, flam­ma­ble solids, oxi­diz­ers, organ­ic per­ox­ides, cor­ro­sive mate­ri­als, flam­ma­ble gas­es, non­flam­ma­ble gas­es, Poi­sons A, Poi­sons B, irri­tat­ing mate­ri­als (ORM A, B, D and E) or cryo­genic liq­uids. For pur­pos­es of this haz­ardous class scheme, the DOT def­i­n­i­tions of 49 CFR Part 173, as amend­ed, shall be utilized:

  • Haz­ardous mate­ri­als reg­u­lat­ed in this arti­cle shall include, but not be lim­it­ed to, those mate­ri­als enu­mer­at­ed in:
    • DOT Reg­u­la­tions pub­lished in 49 CFR Parts 100 through 200, as amended.
  • The list of EPA pol­lu­tants, 40 CFR, Sec­tion 401.15, as amended.
  • Haz­ardous mate­ri­als reg­u­lat­ed in this arti­cle shall also include any mate­r­i­al which has been deter­mined to be haz­ardous based upon any appraisal or assess­ment by or on behalf of the par­ty stor­ing this mate­r­i­al in com­pli­ance with the require­ments of the EPA or the Flori­da Depart­ment of Nat­ur­al Resources or which should have been, but was not, deter­mined to be haz­ardous due to the delib­er­ate fail­ure of the par­ty stor­ing the mate­r­i­al to com­ply with the require­ments of the EPA and/​or Depart­ment of Nat­ur­al Resources.
  • Com­pli­ance with all applic­a­ble reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing explo­sives which are accept­able for trans­porta­tion is required. Any oth­er mate­r­i­al sub­ject to fed­er­al or state reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing haz­ardous mate­ri­als must be han­dled in com­pli­ance with those reg­u­la­tions and any oth­er more restric­tive reg­u­la­tions that the Air­port Author­i­ty might deem nec­es­sary to impose. Any waiv­er of such reg­u­la­tions or any part there­of by the FAA or by any oth­er com­pe­tent author­i­ty shall not con­sti­tute or be con­strued to con­sti­tute a waiv­er of this rule by the Air­port Author­i­ty or implied permission.
  • Advance notice of at least twen­ty-four (24) hours shall be giv­en to the Air­port Author­i­ty for any oper­a­tions requir­ing per­mis­sion pur­suant to this rule.
  • Per­mis­sion may be giv­en for the move­ment of radioac­tive mate­ri­als only when such mate­ri­als are pack­age, marked, labeled and lim­it­ed as required by reg­u­la­tions apply­ing to trans­porta­tion of explo­sives and oth­er dan­ger­ous arti­cles and which do not cre­ate an undue haz­ard to life or prop­er­ty at the air­port. Bay Coun­ty Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices shall pro­vide the Air­port Author­i­ty with infor­ma­tion rel­a­tive to the haz­ards of any mate­r­i­al sub­ject to this section.
  • All air­port ten­ants involved with the han­dling of haz­ardous mate­ri­als must pro­vide the air­port with a Haz­ardous Mate­ri­als Removal Plan. The plan will include the name of the com­pa­ny used for removal of haz­ardous mate­ri­als and the names and 24-hour tele­phone num­bers of ten­ant staff autho­rized to han­dle such removals. The plan will be updat­ed annually.


The oper­a­tor of any hangar or build­ing on the air­port shall be respon­si­ble for the fur­nish­ing and main­tain­ing of ade­quate first aid and fire appli­ances meet­ing the min­i­mum require­ments of the coun­ty fire codes.

Fire extin­guish­er equip­ment shall not be tam­pered with at any time nor used for any pur­pose oth­er than fire­fight­ing or fire prevention.

All extin­guish­ers and oth­er such equip­ment shall be inspect­ed annually.

Air­port fire pro­tec­tion sys­tems and equip­ment shall not be altered or tam­pered with at any time.

All fire doors and oth­er fire pre­ven­tion appa­ra­tus shall be acces­si­ble and kept unob­struct­ed at all times.


No per­son shall smoke in any por­tion of the AOA or in any hangar, room, build­ing or area at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port except in des­ig­nat­ed smok­ing areas.

No per­son shall ini­ti­ate or main­tain any open fire of any type on any part of the air­port with­out per­mis­sion from the Air­port Authority.

No per­son shall oper­ate an oxy­acety­lene torch, elec­tric arc or sim­i­lar flame or spark pro­duc­ing device on any part of the air­port except in areas with­in leased premis­es specif­i­cal­ly des­ig­nat­ed for such use by the Air­port Author­i­ty unless a per­mit from the Air­port Fire Depart­ment has first been obtained. No per­mit shall be issued for oper­a­tions with­in an air­craft hangar, any fuel stor­age area or upon any com­po­nents or sec­tion of any hydrant fuel dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tems unless the work is required for repair of such areas or hangars or fuel sys­tems. Where such oper­a­tion is required, per­mis­sion shall first be obtained from the Air­port Author­i­ty and shall be sub­ject to such con­di­tions that may be imposed.

Every per­son observ­ing any unat­tend­ed or uncon­trolled fire on the air­port premis­es shall imme­di­ate­ly report it direct­ly to the Air­port Fire Depart­ment at (850) 7694791.

The heat­ing of engine oil to pro­mote eas­i­er cold weath­er oper­a­tion shall be restrict­ed to steam, hot water, hot air or approved elec­tri­cal heaters.


In the event of a fire or fuel spill, the air­line or air­craft oper­a­tor will sum­mon the Air­port Fire Depart­ment and imme­di­ate­ly insure that the air­craft and load­ing bridge are vacat­ed. Should pas­sen­gers deplane because of a fuel spill, they shall not be read­mit­ted to the jet bridge or the air­craft until per­mit­ted by the Air­port Fire Department.

No air­craft shall be fueled or defu­eled while pas­sen­gers are on board unless a pas­sen­ger board­ing ramp or load­ing walk­way is in place at the cab­in door of the air­craft and a cab­in atten­dant is present at the cab­in door.

Only per­sons duly autho­rized in pur­suit of offi­cial duties shall be per­mit­ted in the imme­di­ate vicin­i­ty of an air­craft while the air­craft is being fueled.

All air­craft shall be pos­i­tive­ly ground­ed to the fuel­ing source and the fuel­ing noz­zle shall be pos­i­tive­ly ground­ed to the air­craft. Only after fuel­ing oper­a­tions are com­plete shall all ground­ing bonds be dis­con­nect­ed. The same sequence shall apply to defu­el­ing oper­a­tions as well.

In the event of fuel spillage and when there is no appar­ent pres­ence of fire, fuel deliv­ery units shall not be moved until the spillage is dis­persed or removed. Spilled fuel must be cleaned up imme­di­ate­ly and the area secured. No air­craft or vehic­u­lar move­ment shall be allowed in the area until autho­rized by the Air­port Fire Department.

In case of a fire in the fuel deliv­ery unit while ser­vic­ing an air­craft, the atten­dant shall imme­di­ate­ly noti­fy the Air­port Fire Depart­ment. In the event of spillage, fuel­ing shall be dis­con­tin­ued imme­di­ate­ly and all emer­gency valves and dome cov­ers shall be secured.

The fuel car­go of any refu­el­ing unit shall be unloaded by approved trans­fer appa­ra­tus only into the fuel­ing tanks of air­craft or stor­age tanks, except when such unit is dis­abled through acci­dent or mechan­i­cal fail­ure and it is nec­es­sary to remove the fuel, such fuel may be trans­ferred to anoth­er refu­el­ing tank or unit vehi­cle, pro­vid­ed the nec­es­sary bond­ing and ground­ing con­nec­tions have been made pri­or to fuel transfer.

No air­craft shall be refu­eled or defu­eled while a flight engine is run­ning. Should unfore­seen cir­cum­stances require fuel­ing to take place with one engine run­ning, the fuel­ing agent shall con­tact the Air­port Fire Depart­ment to mon­i­tor the fuel­ing operation.

Under no cir­cum­stances shall the fuel­ing oper­a­tion start until the res­cue vehi­cle is phys­i­cal­ly on the scene. A load­ing ramp or jet bridge must be in place for main­te­nance and air­crew per­son­nel dur­ing the operation.

Fuel trucks shall not be parked or stored with­in fifty (50) feet of a hangar, FBO, ter­mi­nal build­ing or oth­er such struc­tures, nor shall they obstruct any pedes­tri­an or vehi­cle door­way asso­ci­at­ed with those structures.

Fuel trucks shall not approach with­in one hun­dred (100) feet of any air­craft to be ser­viced until air­craft engines are shut off and/​or pro­pellers motion­less and the pilot or autho­rized rep­re­sen­ta­tive has approved the ser­vic­ing of the plane.

Each hose, fun­nel or oth­er equip­ment used in a fuel­ing or defu­el­ing oper­a­tion on the air­port must be main­tained in a safe, sound and non-leak­ing con­di­tion in con­for­mance with FAR Part 139.

Ten­ants who per­form fuel­ing ser­vices must have an approved writ­ten train­ing pro­gram for their employ­ees and sub­mit same to the Air­port Fire Department.

A high stan­dard of excel­lence of safe­ty and integri­ty at fuel farms and fuel facil­i­ties is most impor­tant. Accu­mu­lat­ed debris of trash and paper along with over­growth of veg­e­ta­tion all rep­re­sent seri­ous fire haz­ards. Fuel­ing agent will take all pre­cau­tions to insure areas are kept clean and safe.

This same high stan­dard also applies to paint­ing, sig­nage, and gen­er­al appear­ance of the facility.

Fuel­ing and defu­el­ing activ­i­ties will be sus­pend­ed when light­ning is in the vicin­i­ty of the airport.


Com­mer­cial cook­ing equip­ment shall be installed, main­tained and pro­tect­ed from fire in accor­dance with the require­ments of Life Safe­ty Code and/​or NFPA #96, whichev­er is more restric­tive. It is the stan­dard for insur­ing prop­er instal­la­tion, inspec­tion and main­te­nance pro­ce­dures. The Air­port Author­i­ty shall be sup­plied a copy of all inspec­tion and main­te­nance con­trac­tors for each com­mer­cial hood and dust sys­tem being operated

on the airport.


Clean­ing of air­craft parts and oth­er equip­ment shall be done prefer­ably with non­flam­ma­ble clean­ing agents. When flam­ma­ble com­bustibles must be used, only liq­uids hav­ing flash­points in excess of 100 degrees Fahren­heit shall be used and spe­cial pre­cau­tions shall be tak­en to elim­i­nate igni­tion sources in com­pli­ance with good prac­tice rec­om­men­da­tions of the UFC and NFPA.


The start­ing or oper­at­ing of air­craft engines inside any hangar is prohibited.


No auto­mo­biles, motor trucks or trac­tors shall enter hangars (with­out the excep­tion of indi­vid­ual hangars) except in con­nec­tion with oper­a­tions on the air­port, unless autho­rized by the Air­port Author­i­ty. Hangar entrances shall be kept clear at all times.


Light­ing in hangars shall be restrict­ed to elec­tric­i­ty. Heat­ing in any hangar shall be by approved sys­tems or devices only as list­ed by the Under­writ­ers Lab­o­ra­to­ries or oth­er accept­able approved test­ing laboratories.


For paint, var­nish or lac­quer spray­ing oper­a­tions, the arrange­ment, con­struc­tion, ven­ti­la­tion and pro­tec­tion of spray­ing booths and the stor­ing and han­dling of mate­ri­als shall be in accor­dance with the stan­dard of the UFC and the NFPA. No spray paint­ing shall take place inside any air­port struc­ture unless it is in an approved spray booth.


Cylin­ders or flasks of com­pressed gas­es hall be stored with pro­tec­tive caps in place and restrained to keep from falling and kept in Class A fire resis­tive stor­age rooms.



The crim­i­nal laws of the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment, State of Flori­da, and Bay Coun­ty apply on the airport.




  1. All per­sons using the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port are sub­ject to the Secu­ri­ty Program.
  2. Air car­ri­er ten­ants, both pub­lic and pri­vate, must have a secu­ri­ty, safe­ty and pas­sen­ger han­dling program.
  3. Only autho­rized and prop­er­ly iden­ti­fied per­sons and vehi­cles are allowed to enter and/​or be in the AOA.
  4. Any per­son or vehi­cle not allowed to be in the AOA must be escort­ed by an autho­rized indi­vid­ual as out­lined in the Air­port Secu­ri­ty Plan.
  5. All per­sons desir­ing to enter a ster­ile area are sub­ject to secu­ri­ty screening.
  6. Uniden­ti­fied or unau­tho­rized per­son­nel in the AOA may be detained and/​or removed.
  7. Uniden­ti­fied or unau­tho­rized vehi­cles in the AOA may be removed by the air­port at the expense of the owner.
  8. Any per­son who vio­lates secu­ri­ty reg­u­la­tions may be denied future entry into the AOA.
  9. Secu­ri­ty doors shall be kept locked as required by the Air­port Secu­ri­ty Pro­gram. Ten­ants shall be respon­si­ble for doors/​gates locat­ed in their leased area.
  10. No per­son shall destroy, injure, deface, mod­i­fy or dis­turb in any way any build­ings, signs, equip­ment, mark­ers or oth­er struc­tures, trees, flow­ers, lawn or oth­er prop­er­ty on the air­port; nor alter, make addi­tions to, or erect any build­ing or sign or make any exca­va­tions on the air­port with­out the autho­riza­tion of the Air­port Author­i­ty; nor will­ful­ly aban­don any per­son­al prop­er­ty on the airport.
  11. No per­son shall enter the move­ment area, util­i­ties and ser­vices rooms or areas or oth­er areas des­ig­nat­ed as restrict­ed, except:

Gen­er­al Security

A prop­er­ly iden­ti­fied per­son assigned on duty.

  1. A pas­sen­ger who, under appro­pri­ate super­vi­sion, is enter­ing the ramp to enplane or deplane an aircraft.
  2. Any per­son autho­rized by the Air­port Author­i­ty or by a ten­ant and lim­it­ed sole­ly to the area occu­pied by the tenant.


No per­son shall trav­el on the air­port oth­er than on the roads, walks or places appro­pri­ate for the man­ner of trav­el being per­formed or occu­py the roads and walks in such a man­ner as to hin­der or obstruct their prop­er use.


No per­son shall solic­it funds or pro­vide hand­outs on the air­port or with­in any facil­i­ties, struc­tures or areas except as pre­scribed and set forth in Appen­dix I.


No per­son may fish, hunt, trap or kill any fish, bird or ani­mal on the air­port with­out the pri­or writ­ten per­mis­sion of the Air­port Authority.


No per­son may loi­ter on any part of the air­port or in any build­ing on the air­port. Any per­son who shall refuse to com­ply with a prop­er request by the Air­port Author­i­ty and/​or Air­port Police Depart­ment to leave the air­port shall be regard­ed as hav­ing com­mit­ted crim­i­nal tres­pass and will be sub­ject to arrest.


No per­son shall uti­lize these hangars for any com­mer­cial use not specif­i­cal­ly autho­rized by the Air­port Author­i­ty in writing.

No per­son shall uti­lize these hangars for any­thing oth­er than stor­age or for main­te­nance of the tenant’s per­son­al air­craft with­out spe­cif­ic writ­ten autho­riza­tion of the Air­port Authority.


All shops, garages, equip­ment and facil­i­ties are express­ly for the con­duct of the own­ers or lessee’s offi­cial busi­ness and oper­a­tions. No per­son oth­er than employ­ees of the own­er or lessee shall make use of these facil­i­ties or loi­ter on such premis­es with­out indi­vid­ual and spe­cif­ic per­mis­sion of the own­er or lessee. This sec­tion applies to Air­port Author­i­ty facil­i­ties as well as others.



Each ten­ant at the air­port shall keep their allot­ted space policed and free from rub­bish and debris. Flam­ma­ble mate­ri­als shall be stored only in approved con­tain­ers in or about ten­ant areas and all floors shall be clean of fuel, oil and litter.

Stor­age of box­es, rub­bish or paper is pro­hib­it­ed in hangars. No box­es, pal­lets, crates, rub­bish, paper or lit­ter of any kind shall be per­mit­ted to be stored in or about hangars.

All emp­ty oil, paint and var­nish cans, bot­tles or oth­er con­tain­ers shall be imme­di­ate­ly removed from all build­ings and not allowed to accumulate.

Each ten­ant shall main­tain their lease space free of unsight­ly weeds, brush and trees and shall prop­er­ly mow and trim grass areas as required.

The oper­a­tor of any hangar or occu­pant of any space at the air­port shall be respon­si­ble for the prompt and prop­er dis­pos­al or removal of any trash, rub­bish, garbage or debris from the airport.

A sev­en day writ­ten notice to cor­rect will be pro­vid­ed to any ten­ant or occu­pant of air­port prop­er­ty should it be deter­mined by the Air­port Author­i­ty that the ten­ant or oper­a­tor does not com­ply with pro­vi­sions set forth in Sec­tion 8.1. If the defi­cien­cy is not cor­rect­ed with­in the sev­en day peri­od, the Air­port Author­i­ty may enter the premis­es and do all things nec­es­sary to cor­rect the dis­crep­an­cies. The ten­ant or oper­a­tor of the prop­er­ty will be respon­si­ble for prompt reim­burse­ment to the Air­port Author­i­ty of all costs incurred in cor­rec­tion of the discrepancy.


In the event of spillage drip­ping of fuel, oil, grease or any mate­r­i­al which may be detri­men­tal to the pave­ment or may flow to the storm drain sys­tem, the same shall be removed imme­di­ate­ly. The respon­si­bil­i­ty for imme­di­ate col­lec­tion and removal of such fuel, oil, grease or oth­er mate­r­i­al shall be assumed by the oper­a­tor of the equip­ment caus­ing the same or by the ten­ant or con­ces­sion­aire respon­si­ble for the deposit there­of on the pave­ment. The Air­port Fire Depart­ment shall be noti­fied imme­di­ate­ly of all spills.

The use of volatile or flam­ma­ble sol­vents for clean­ing floors is pro­hib­it­ed. Approved met­al recep­ta­cles with tight fit­ting, self clos­ing cov­ers shall be used for the stor­age of oily waste rags and sim­i­lar mate­ri­als. The con­tents of these recep­ta­cles shall be removed dai­ly. Clothes lock­ers shall be con­struct­ed of met­al or fire resis­tant material.

No fuel, grease, oil, flam­ma­ble liq­uids or con­t­a­m­i­nants of any kind includ­ing deter­gents used to wash air­craft or oth­er sur­faces shall be allowed to flow into or be placed in any stormwa­ter sys­tem or open water areas with­out a sep­a­ra­tor or unless con­nect­ed to an indus­tri­al waste sys­tem designed and approved for such purpose.

Per­sons who allow con­t­a­m­i­nants to enter the storm water sys­tem, either inten­tion­al­ly or unin­ten­tion­al­ly, shall be liable for the cleanup of such spill and any fines levied.

Drip pans shall be placed under air­craft when­ev­er nec­es­sary to pre­vent an accu­mu­la­tion of oil, hydraulic flu­id or oth­er contaminants.

No com­mer­cial trash dis­pos­al con­tain­er shall be placed clos­er than fifty (50) feet from a com­bustible wall or build­ing ven­ti­la­tion system.


All shop and hangar instal­la­tions where any engine, mechan­i­cal equip­ment or vehi­cle is main­tained, cleaned or paint­ed shall be equipped with prop­er­ly main­tained traps to col­lect grease, grit and fuel. These trapped mate­ri­als shall be dis­posed of in accor­dance with applic­a­ble state and fed­er­al reg­u­la­tions by the tenant.


Dis­pos­al of high grease con­tent, fibrous mate­ri­als, bulky solids or grit into the san­i­tary sew­er sys­tem is pro­hib­it­ed. All air­port ten­ants shall com­ply with waste dis­pos­al reg­u­la­tions of Bay County.


All ten­ants who use deter­gents in their oper­a­tions, par­tic­u­lar­ly equip­ment for vehi­cle wash­ing and kitchens are required to uti­lize only those deter­gents which are

biodegrad­able and not harm­ful to the envi­ron­ment. Proof of such shall be pro­vid­ed to the Air­port Author­i­ty on demand.


Approved fuel sep­a­ra­tors, grease/​fuel traps or oth­er recep­ta­cles shall be uti­lized and main­tained for the col­lec­tion of waste petro­le­um prod­ucts. These sys­tems shall be inspect­ed peri­od­i­cal­ly and the waste prod­ucts shall be dis­posed of by an appro­pri­ate­ly licensed waste hauler and in an appro­pri­ate­ly licensed dump site.

Proof of prop­er dis­pos­al meth­ods shall be pro­vid­ed to the Air­port Author­i­ty on demand.



For the pur­pos­es of this Arti­cle, the fol­low­ing words and terms shall have the mean­ings giv­en herein:

Air­port: The North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

Air­port Author­i­ty: That body which is charged by statute or oth­er­wise with leg­isla­tive and oth­er author­i­ty over gen­er­al oper­a­tions at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor: The chief admin­is­tra­tive offi­cial at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

Per­mit­tee: A per­son con­duct­ing reg­u­lat­ed activ­i­ties pur­suant to a per­mit duly issued under this Article.

Reg­u­lat­ed activ­i­ties: Those activ­i­ties with­in the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port by per­sons or orga­ni­za­tions desir­ing to exer­cise their con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly pro­tect­ed rights of free speech, expres­sion and exer­cise of reli­gion, for which a per­mit is required under this Arti­cle, namely:

  1. Reli­gious or oth­er proselytism
  2. Solic­i­ta­tion and accep­tance of donations
  3. Dis­tri­b­u­tion of hand­bills, tracts and oth­er literature
  4. Infor­ma­tion­al picketing


Any per­son or orga­ni­za­tion desir­ing to use the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port for the pur­pose of exer­cis­ing his/​her con­sti­tu­tion­al rights of free speech and free­dom of reli­gion shall be pro­tect­ed in the activ­i­ties pro­vid­ing they do not impair or inter­fere with the oper­a­tional func­tions of the air­port and the activ­i­ties are in com­pli­ance with the pro­vi­sions set forth below.

This Arti­cle is here­by declared to be nec­es­sary for the accom­plish­ment of the following:

  1. To ensure that reli­gious orga­ni­za­tions are per­mit­ted to pros­e­ly­tize or solic­it funds on the air­port premises.
  2. To ensure that per­sons seek­ing to exer­cise con­sti­tu­tion­al free­doms of expres­sion can com­mu­ni­cate effec­tive­ly with the users of the airport.
  3. To ensure ade­quate near­by police facil­i­ties for the pro­tec­tion of per­sons exer­cis­ing their con­sti­tu­tion­al freedoms.
  4. To restrict and to lim­it the activ­i­ties to des­ig­nat­ed loca­tions and/​or build­ings in pub­lic areas of the airport’s build­ings and premises.
  5. To pro­tect per­sons using the air­port from repeat­ed unsought com­mu­ni­ca­tions or encoun­ters with solic­i­tors of which might con­sti­tute harass­ment or intimidation.
  6. To ensure the free and order­ly flow of pedes­tri­an traffic.
  7. To reg­u­late weapons, explo­sives and flam­ma­ble mate­ri­als at the airport.


It is pro­hib­it­ed for any per­son or orga­ni­za­tion to engage in any reg­u­lat­ed activ­i­ties set forth in this Appen­dix with­out first obtain­ing a writ­ten per­mit from the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor or his rep­re­sen­ta­tive. For the pur­pos­es of obtain­ing such a per­mit, a writ­ten appli­ca­tion shall be in the form pre­scribed by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor set­ting forth the following;

  1. The full name, mail­ing address and tele­phone num­ber of the per­son or orga­ni­za­tion spon­sor­ing, pro­mot­ing or con­duct­ing the pro­posed activities.
  2. The full name, mail­ing address and tele­phone num­ber of the indi­vid­ual per­son or per­sons who will have super­vi­sion of and respon­si­bil­i­ty for the pro­posed activities.
  3. The full name, mail­ing address and tele­phone num­ber of the indi­vid­ual per­son or per­sons who will be engaged in the pro­posed activ­i­ties at the airport.
  4. The sub­ject mat­ter of the pro­posed dis­tri­b­u­tion or com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the pur­pose thereof.
  5. A descrip­tion of the pro­posed activ­i­ties indi­cat­ing the type of com­mu­ni­ca­tion to be involved.
  6. The dates and hours which the activ­i­ties or solic­i­ta­tions are pro­posed to begin and the expect­ed dura­tion of the pro­posed activities.
  7. The pur­pose of solicitation.


If the pro­posed activ­i­ty for which a per­mit is sought includes the solic­i­ta­tion or accep­tance of con­tri­bu­tions, the per­son or orga­ni­za­tion spon­sor­ing, pro­mot­ing or con­duct­ing the pro­posed activ­i­ties, in addi­tion to meet­ing the require­ments of the pre­vi­ous sec­tion, shall file with the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor a finan­cial report con­tain­ing the fol­low­ing information:

  1. Receipts (rev­enues)
  2. Dis­burse­ments and expenses
  3. Bal­ance sheet of assets and liabilities
  4. A state­ment that the per­son or orga­ni­za­tion described in the pre­vi­ous sec­tion has not been con­vict­ed of a crime involv­ing fraud with­in the two years pri­or to the fil­ing of the report

The infor­ma­tion con­tained in the finan­cial report shall relate to the most recent cal­en­dar year or in the alter­na­tive, at the elec­tion of the spon­sor­ing per­son or orga­ni­za­tion, the organization’s most recent full fis­cal year.

In lieu of a finan­cial report, the spon­sor­ing per­son or orga­ni­za­tion may sub­mit a copy OF THEIR MOST RECENT Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice Form 990 (Return of Orga­ni­za­tion Exempt from Income Tax under Sec­tion 501© of the Inter­nal Rev­enue Code) or oth­er doc­u­ments con­tain­ing the infor­ma­tion called for in the finan­cial report form.

No per­mit for an activ­i­ty involv­ing the solic­i­ta­tion and/​or accep­tance of con­tri­bu­tions may be issued unless the finan­cial report required by this sec­tion is on file with the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor; how­ev­er, the con­tents of the finan­cial report may not be con­sid­ered in the per­mit appli­ca­tion process.


Under the receipt of a com­plet­ed per­mit appli­ca­tion, the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor must issue a per­mit unless he finds one or more of the fol­low­ing to exist:

  1. That one or more of the state­ments in the appli­ca­tion is incor­rect, pro­vid­ed that the appli­cant has been giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to cor­rect or amend his application.
  2. If the appli­ca­tion is for a per­mit to solic­it con­tri­bu­tions, that the appli­cant, agent or rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the appli­cant who will par­tic­i­pate under the per­mit has been con­vict­ed of a crime involv­ing fraud with­in the past two (2) years.
  3. If the appli­ca­tion is for a per­mit to solic­it con­tri­bu­tions, that a com­plet­ed, cur­rent finan­cial report for the per­son or orga­ni­za­tion on whose behalf the solic­i­ta­tion will be made is not on file with the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor as required under the Finan­cial Report sec­tion of this Article.


If the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor finds that one or more of the facts set forth in the pre­vi­ous sec­tion exist, he shall deny the appli­cant a per­mit, or if one has already been issued, he shall revoke the permit.

The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor shall revoke a per­mit for a vio­la­tion of any of the reg­u­la­tions estab­lished in the sec­tions enti­tled Dai­ly Reg­is­tra­tion, Loca­tion of Reg­u­lat­ed Activ­i­ties, and/​or Restric­tions on Behavior.

When a per­mit­tee is noti­fied of the revo­ca­tion of his/​her per­mit, he/​she must imme­di­ate­ly cease all reg­u­lat­ed activities.


Upon the noti­fi­ca­tion of revo­ca­tion of a per­mit, a per­mit­tee may, with­in ten (10) days after receipt there­of, file with the office of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, a Notice of Appeal to the Air­port Authority.

Upon receipt of the Notice of Appeal, the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor shall set the mat­ter for a hear­ing before the Air­port Author­i­ty with­in twen­ty (20) days there­of and shall issue a Notice of Hear­ing which shall con­tain the time and place of the hearing.

At the hear­ing, the aggriev­ed per­mit­tee may be rep­re­sent­ed by counsel.

Tes­ti­mo­ny shall be tak­en upon oath or affir­ma­tion, first of wit­ness­es in sup­port of the denial or revo­ca­tion of the per­mit; the aggriev­ed per­mit­tee may then tes­ti­fy and present wit­ness­es on his/​her behalf.

A steno­graph­ic (or tape record­ed) record shall be made of the pro­ceed­ing. A record shall be kept of all evi­dence received or con­sid­ered in addi­tion to the oral testimony.

The find­ings and order of the Air­port Author­i­ty shall, with­in ten (10) days of the con­clu­sion of the hear­ing, be forth­with sent to the per­mit­tee by cer­ti­fied mail, return receipt request­ed, at the address list­ed on the permittee’s application.

If the Exec­u­tive Director’s revo­ca­tion is affirmed, it will become effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly unless a court of com­pe­tent juris­dic­tion rules otherwise.


Any­one hold­ing a valid per­mit may reg­is­ter to con­duct reg­u­lat­ed activ­i­ties in either the ter­mi­nal build­ing or the air­port as a whole, depend­ing on the phys­i­cal lay­out. Reg­is­tra­tion will occur on a dai­ly basis in the office of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. each morn­ing. No more than two (2) per­mit­tees may reg­is­ter and con­duct reg­u­lat­ed activ­i­ties at the same ter­mi­nal build­ing or in the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port as a whole, depend­ing on phys­i­cal layout.


Reg­u­lat­ed activ­i­ties may be con­duct­ed only in or upon those North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port premis­es which are open to the gen­er­al pub­lic for com­mon use, except as here­inafter set forth.

Under no cir­cum­stances shall activ­i­ties be con­duct­ed in the fol­low­ing locations:

  1. Beyond the secu­ri­ty check points through which pas­sen­gers and vis­i­tors are required to pass when mov­ing toward air­craft gate posi­tions; i.e. on the side of the secu­ri­ty check points where the gate posi­tions of arriv­ing and depart­ing air­craft are located.
  2. With­in thir­ty (30) feet of any secu­ri­ty check point.
  3. With­in fif­teen (15) feet, of any of the following:

Infor­ma­tion booths

  • Con­ces­sion counters
  • Anoth­er per­son con­duct­ing reg­u­lat­ed activities
  • Entrance to, exits from or on ele­va­tors, stair­ways or any doors
  • Restau­rants, din­ing rooms, din­ing areas or cof­fee shops
  • Snack bars, mobile push carts or bars
  • Any oth­er busi­ness estab­lish­ment, busi­ness enti­ty or office locat­ed at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport
  • Any per­son or per­sons who are wait­ing in line, such as at a tick­et counter, infor­ma­tion booth, con­ces­sion stand or bag­gage claim area
  1. In any areas of the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port which are open only to air­port or air­line per­son­nel or to which access by the gen­er­al pub­lic is restricted.

The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor shall have the author­i­ty to lim­it reg­u­lat­ed activ­i­ties to des­ig­nat­ed loca­tions and/​or booths at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.


In con­duct­ing reg­u­lat­ed activ­i­ties, please note the following:

  1. No per­mit­tee may use sound or voice ampli­fi­ca­tion sys­tems, musi­cal instru­ments, radio com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems or oth­er mechan­i­cal sound devices.
  1. No singing, chant­i­ng or danc­ing is permitted.
  2. Each per­mit­tee shall wear an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion badge at all times on the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port prop­er­ty which shall be issued by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and will con­tain, in a form autho­rized by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, the name, address and tele­phone num­ber of the per­mit­tee, as well as the name of the group or orga­ni­za­tion, if any, on whose behalf the per­mit­tee is con­duct­ing the reg­u­lat­ed activities.
  3. No per­mit­tee may in any way obstruct, delay or inter­fere with the free move­ments of any oth­er per­son; seek to coerce or phys­i­cal­ly dis­turb any oth­er per­son or ham­per to impede the con­duct of any autho­rized busi­ness at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.
  4. No per­mit­tee may engage in the phys­i­cal con­tact of touch­ing or pin­ning on a flower or oth­er object upon a prospec­tive donor, unless the donor has con­sent­ed to such con­tact or already agreed to make a contribution.


It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son who is not duly autho­rized by law to do so to pos­sess or car­ry on any air­port prop­er­ty at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port any weapon capa­ble of caus­ing seri­ous injury, any explo­sive or flam­ma­ble mate­r­i­al unless the per­son pos­sess­ing or car­ry­ing the weapon, explo­sive or flam­ma­ble mate­r­i­al has first secured writ­ten per­mis­sion to do so from the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor or his duly autho­rized representative.

Any offi­cer or employ­ee of the Unit­ed States, State of Flori­da, or Bay Coun­ty who is autho­rized by law to pos­sess and car­ry a weapon while engaged in the per­for­mance of offi­cial duties, if so engaged in the per­for­mance of offi­cial duties while on such air­port prop­er­ty, shall be deemed duly autho­rized by law to do so and is not required to secure writ­ten per­mis­sion to do so from the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port or his duly autho­rized rep­re­sen­ta­tive may issue a writ­ten per­mit to pos­sess and car­ry a con­cealed or uncon­cealed weapon or explo­sive to all offi­cers and employ­ees of the North­west Florida

Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, a licensee of the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, or a per­son, cor­po­ra­tion or pub­lic or pri­vate agency hav­ing duties to per­form on air­port prop­er­ty that make it nec­es­sary, advis­able or desir­able for weapons or explo­sives to be pos­sessed and car­ried while per­form­ing those duties, with­out nam­ing each offi­cer or employ­ee per­mit­ted to do so. This does not exempt per­sons, licensees, cor­po­ra­tions or agen­cies from com­ply­ing with per­ti­nent local, state and fed­er­al laws and regulations.


It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son, except a duly autho­rized employ­ee of the Air­port Author­i­ty, a duly autho­rized licensee of the Air­port Author­i­ty or a duly autho­rized employ­ee of a licensee of the Air­port Author­i­ty to enter or go upon any area on air­port prop­er­ty at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port that is not open to the pub­lic and that has been des­ig­nat­ed and post­ed by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor as a restrict­ed area, unless the per­son enter­ing or going upon the restrict­ed area has first secured writ­ten per­mis­sion to do so from the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor or his duly autho­rized rep­re­sen­ta­tive and is either prop­er­ly wear­ing a badge or is escort­ed by an autho­rized air­port individual.


The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor or his autho­rized rep­re­sen­ta­tive may declare an emer­gency because of unusu­al­ly con­gest­ed con­di­tions in a facil­i­ty due to adverse weath­er, sched­ule inter­rup­tions, extreme­ly heavy traf­fic move­ments or for emer­gency secu­ri­ty mea­sures. In the event of an emer­gency, an announce­ment to this effect shall be made. Any per­son solic­it­ing con­tri­bu­tions shall imme­di­ate­ly cease such activ­i­ties for the dura­tion of the emergency.


The Rules and Reg­u­la­tions set forth here­in shall apply to indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide ground trans­porta­tion ser­vices for hire at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port con­sist­ing of taxi, lim­ou­sine and shut­tle ser­vices, as defined.


Lim­ou­sine – a chauf­feur-dri­ven, unmetered, lux­u­ri­ous, large pas­sen­ger vehi­cle, built or mod­i­fied for the pur­pose as a lux­u­ry lim­ou­sine (for­mal or extend­ed lim­ou­sine) or a chauf­feur-dri­ven, unmetered vehi­cle rec­og­nized by the indus­try as a lux­u­ry vehi­cle, such as a rolls Royce, Mer­cedes Benz, Jaguar or vin­tage, clas­sic sedan, etc., seat­ing fif­teen (15) pas­sen­gers or less includ­ing the dri­ver, engag­ing in the trans­porta­tion of per­sons for hire, with the intent to receive com­pen­sa­tion for trans­port­ing such per­sons, where the trip orig­i­nates with­in the bound­aries of Bay County.

Per­mit – taxi­cab per­mits, lim­ou­sine per­mits and shut­tle ser­vice per­mits issued by the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

Shut­tle Ser­vice – a chauf­feur-dri­ven, unmetered, pas­sen­ger vehi­cle, seat­ing not less than eight (8) pas­sen­gers includ­ing the dri­ver, but no more than fif­teen (15) pas­sen­gers includ­ing the dri­ver, engag­ing in the trans­porta­tion of pas­sen­gers and/​or bag­gage for hire with the intent to receive com­pen­sa­tion for pro­vid­ing trans­porta­tion from pre- deter­mined points of ori­gin with­in the bound­aries of Bay Coun­ty to any destination.

Taxi­cab – a chauf­feur-dri­ven, metered, pas­sen­ger vehi­cle seat­ing six (6) pas­sen­gers or less, includ­ing the dri­ver, in a sedan or sev­en (7) pas­sen­gers or less, includ­ing the dri­ver, in a sta­tion wag­on or mini-van, engaged in the gen­er­al trans­porta­tion of per­sons and/​or bag­gage for hire and not oper­at­ed on a fixed route.


Appli­ca­tion of Reg­u­la­tions: No own­er or oper­a­tor of a vehi­cle pro­vid­ing lim­ou­sine, shut­tle or taxi trans­porta­tion ser­vices as defined will be allowed to oper­ate such vehi­cles for hire on the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port prop­er­ty unless such oper­a­tion is pur­suant to a valid air­port per­mit issued by the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port and such oper­a­tion is in full com­pli­ance with all applic­a­ble state, fed­er­al and local laws. The Per­mit will be in the form of a writ­ten agree­ment between the Air­port Author­i­ty and the owner/​operator. Each vehi­cle will dis­play a valid decal issued by the Air­port Author­i­ty for the type of trans­porta­tion ser­vice autho­rized. Only one decal will be issued per vehicle.

Appli­ca­tions: Any indi­vid­ual or orga­ni­za­tion desir­ing to con­duct a ground trans­porta­tion ser­vice for hire must sub­mit a com­plet­ed appli­ca­tion form to the Air­port Author­i­ty. The appli­ca­tion must include the fol­low­ing information:

  1. Name of com­pa­ny and prin­ci­pal address.
  2. Com­pa­ny own­ers and address.
  3. List­ing of vehi­cles to be used and description.
  4. Names of vehi­cle operators.
  5. Evi­dence that the com­pa­ny has obtained per­mits and licens­es as required by law.
  6. Evi­dence of finan­cial abil­i­ty to con­duct the ser­vices proposed.
  7. Hours of operation.
  8. List of pre-deter­mined points of ori­gin for shut­tle ser­vice operations.

The com­plet­ed appli­ca­tion along with a signed copy of the Per­mit Agree­ment will be sub­mit­ted to the Air­port Author­i­ty for con­sid­er­a­tion at its reg­u­lar sched­uled month­ly board meet­ing. The appli­ca­tion must be com­plet­ed in full and sub­mit­ted at least 10 days pri­or to the meet­ing for consideration.

Vehi­cle Decals: Vehi­cle decals will be issued only after the Per­mit Agree­ment has been approved and exe­cut­ed by the per­mit­tee and the Air­port Author­i­ty, Cer­tifi­cates of Insur­ance have been sub­mit­ted and approved by the Author­i­ty, and all vehi­cles inspect­ed by a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Air­port Police Depart­ment. The decals will be issued by the Air­port Police Depart­ment and must be affixed to the vehi­cle by an Air­port Police Offi­cer. Vehi­cle decals are non-trans­fer­able. Decals expire after 12 months and must be renewed on an annu­al basis.

Changes in Oper­a­tions: Any changes in the infor­ma­tion sub­mit­ted in the appli­ca­tion process must be sub­mit­ted to the Air­port Author­i­ty and approved pri­or to imple­men­ta­tion. Fail­ure to do so will sub­ject the per­mit­tee to revo­ca­tion of decals and/​or the Per­mit Agreement.

Ter­mi­na­tion of Rights Grant­ed: The Air­port Author­i­ty has the right to ter­mi­nate the Per­mit Agree­ment imme­di­ate­ly with or with­out notice for fail­ure to com­ply with the Rules and Reg­u­la­tions estab­lished by the Air­port Author­i­ty, as may be amend­ed from time to time by the Air­port Author­i­ty, or upon fail­ure to com­ply with the terms and con­di­tions of the Per­mit Agreement.

Exemp­tion: Cour­tesy vehi­cles oper­at­ed by hotels or motels which pro­vide trans­porta­tion ser­vices for their guests only are exempt if the hotel or motel does not charge a trans­porta­tion fee, sur­charge or ser­vice fee for the trans­porta­tion ser­vices provided.

Insur­ance: The per­mit­tee shall indem­ni­fy, hold harm­less and defend the Air­port Author­i­ty from all claims aris­ing out of the permittee’s activ­i­ties set forth in the Per­mit Agree­ment. The per­mit­tee shall main­tain at all times at its sole expense gen­er­al lia­bil­i­ty insur­ance and auto­mo­bile lia­bil­i­ty insur­ance, each pro­vid­ing the equiv­a­lent of not less than

$100,000/$300,000/$50,000 for per­son­al injury, death and prop­er­ty dam­age. The per­mit­tee shall fur­nish to the Air­port Author­i­ty Cer­tifi­cates of Insur­ance con­firm­ing the required insur­ance is in force. The Cer­tifi­cates of Insur­ance shall con­tain endorse­ments by the insur­ers that the Air­port Author­i­ty shall be giv­en not less than thir­ty (30) days notice pri­or to can­cel­la­tion or change of cov­er­age. The Air­port Author­i­ty shall be list­ed upon the Cer­tifi­cates of Insur­ance as addi­tion­al insured. The Cer­tifi­cates of Insur­ance shall be deliv­ered to and approved by the Air­port Author­i­ty pri­or to the permittee’s exer­cise of rights and priv­i­leges pro­vid­ed by the Per­mit Agreement.


Con­duct and Appear­ance of Dri­vers: No dri­ver of a vehi­cle for hire shall use inde­cent or pro­fane lan­guage or be guilty of loud bois­ter­ous talk, shout­ing or dis­or­der­ly con­duct in the pres­ence of pas­sen­gers and the gen­er­al pub­lic. No oper­a­tor shall con­sume nor be under the influ­ence of nar­cotics or intox­i­cants at any time while at the air­port or while pro­vid­ing trans­porta­tion ser­vices to the air­port patrons. The oper­a­tor shall not per­mit any per­son to accom­pa­ny or use the vehi­cles for the pur­pose of pros­ti­tu­tion, lewd­ness, assig­na­tion, or to direct, take or trans­port, or to offer or agree to direct, take or trans­port pas­sen­gers for such purpose.

Vehi­cle oper­a­tors shall be appro­pri­ate­ly groomed and dressed in a clean and neat man­ner at all times. Cut-off shorts, t‑shirts, hal­ter tops, san­dals, spurs, flip-flops, and see-thru cloth­ing are exam­ples of inap­pro­pri­ate attire. The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor or his des­ig­nat­ed rep­re­sen­ta­tive shall have final deter­mi­na­tion as to whether or not the oper­a­tor is appro­pri­ate­ly groomed or dressed. Oper­a­tors deemed to be in vio­la­tion of this pro­vi­sion will be required to imme­di­ate­ly vacate the air­port premis­es. Repeat­ed vio­la­tions will sub­ject the owner/​operator to for­fei­ture of the oper­at­ing permit.

Taxi Stand: The Air­port Author­i­ty shall des­ig­nate vehi­cle park­ing areas on a non- exclu­sive basis for taxi, lim­ou­sine and shut­tle ser­vices. Each per­mit­tee may park no more than one autho­rized vehi­cle per per­mit in the des­ig­nat­ed area unless extra space is avail­able in the Taxi Stand area. Per­mit­tee will imme­di­ate­ly vacate the extra space if oth­er per­mit­tees require the space for park­ing their autho­rized vehi­cle in the Taxi Stand.

Dri­vers shall remain with­in five feet of their vehi­cles and shall not sit on the exte­ri­or of the vehi­cle. Dri­vers may not eat, drink or smoke out­side of their vehi­cle nor while pro­vid­ing ser­vices to air­port patrons. Oper­a­tors may not solic­it pas­sen­gers. Noth­ing in this sec­tion shall be con­strued as pre­vent­ing pas­sen­gers from board­ing a vehi­cle of their choice that is parked in the des­ig­nat­ed area. The des­ig­nat­ed area shall be used for loading/​unloading pas­sen­gers or for wait­ing for pas­sen­gers. Vehi­cles parked in the des­ig­nat­ed area are con­sid­ered in ser­vice and avail­able for hire at all times while parked. Pas­sen­gers may be unloaded in oth­er areas along the curb as des­ig­nat­ed for such use by the gen­er­al pub­lic. In such case, pas­sen­gers must be imme­di­ate­ly unloaded and the vehi­cle removed from the area.

Vehi­cles: Vehi­cles shall be main­tained in a safe, clean and oper­a­ble con­di­tion at all times. The use of vehi­cles that have been dam­aged and are in need of repair are pro­hib­it­ed. Owners/​operators shall com­ply with all local vehi­cle safe­ty stan­dards estab­lished by Bay County.

Secu­ri­ty Require­ments: Vehi­cle own­ers and oper­a­tors shall com­ply with the pro­vi­sions of the Air­port Secu­ri­ty Pro­gram at all times.