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Regulations and procedures have been established under the terms and provisions of Chapter 333, Florida Statutes and Section 6.1(w), Chapter 2003-370, Laws of Florida, as amended, which gives the Authority the power to enact any and all airport zoning regulations dealing with height. This ensures the safe operations of airports under its jurisdiction.

Airport height zoning regulations and procedures shall apply to all land within Hillsborough County, including but not limited to the City of Tampa, the City of Temple Terrace, and Plant City.

The purpose of the regulations is to promote the maximum safety of aircraft, people, and property and to promote the full utility of Tampa International, Peter O Knight, Plant City, and Tampa Executive Airports. The regulations provide height limits for structures and objects of natural growth and standards for use of land pursuant to Federal Aviation Regulations, that protect arriving and departing aircraft, and to encourage and promote the proper and sound development of areas within the range of terminal navigational aids and radar.

Permits are required for structures penetrating any zone outlined on the current Airport Height Zoning Map, and any construction or alteration on any public use airport in Hillsborough County.

Proponents can use a Notice Criteria Tool, provided by the FAA, to determine if their proposed project and/or equipment exceeds criteria which requires filing a 7460-1 form with the FAA and a Permit Application with the Aviation Authority.

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