A proponent must submit an application to the Aviation Authority to initiate the review process for proposed development or use of construction equipment on airport property. The information obtained from this form allows the Airport to determine height violations or Airport Layout Plan modifications.
Prior to the submittal of any application for an airport height zoning permit, a prospective applicant should request a pre-application conference with the Airport Zoning Director. The pre-application conference is to advise the applicant of the information needed for submittal and the standards and other requirements so that issues can be identified and costly modifications avoided.
An application for an airport height zoning permit must contain a completed Aviation Authority Permit Application including the supplemental FAA Form 7460-1; a site survey, with an FAA accuracy code of 1A, which certifies the site coordinates and elevations with an accuracy of +/- 20-feet horizontal and +/- 3-feet vertical (all site coordinates must be based on North American Datum of 1983 and National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1988); FDOT comments and a Variance application if applicable; site plans; drawings and other data as may be necessary to enable the Airport Zoning Director to determine whether or not the proposal will comply with these regulations.
For projects with multiple points the applicant must use the Multiple Point Template.
The Aviation Authority’s Permit Application and the FAA Form 7460-1 should be sent to the attention of Development Program Services, Aviation Authority.
Based on information obtained, the Airport will initiate a review process with the FAA.
The Aviation Authority requires the elevation of each corner of the building and its highest point. It is also requested that you submit an AutoCAD drawing file of the proposed site plan in a State Plane Coordinate System.
Each airport height zoning permit will specify an expiration date as a condition. Development authorized by the permit must commence prior to the permit’s expiration date and must continue without interruption in good faith until development is complete; otherwise it shall lapse. The Zoning Director may grant one extension concurrent with an FAA approval up to 180 days. The extension must be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.
Temporary permits may be issued in an emergency situation for construction equipment that will not exceed 48 hours and will not create an airspace hazard.