Noise Abatement

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Our next Community Noise Forum meetings will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Two identical meetings will be held - one virtually from 9:30a-10:30a and an in-person offering from 5:30p until 6:30p. Please email Don Fizell ( to RSVP. 


Important Notice: The Airport's east runway, Runway 1R/19L will be closed continuoulsy beginning September 26 through October 14 for runway construction activity. 



To file a noise complaint please click here


To text a noise complaint, please text the word 'Noise' to (813) 296-8074

Note: Complaints received through this method will be logged and tallied each month. To receive a formal response to a noise complaint, additional information is required and the online complaint for must be used. A link will be sent by text message to provide residents quick access to the formal online complaint form. 


To view the Airport's near real-time flight tracking system, please click here


Public Records Law:

Florida has a very broad public records law that the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) must comply with. Under Florida law, communications, e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information provided to the HCAA Noise Monitoring Office or submitted through the HCAA online complaint system are public records. If you do not want this information to be maintained by HCAA or through the complaint management database maintained by HCAA’s noise monitoring office software provider, Casper Airport Solutions., and potentially released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to the HCAA Noise Monitoring Office or register with the online complaint system. Instead, you may contact the HCAA Noise Monitoring Office by phone at (813) 870-7843. However, any information provided by phone will be logged and may be subject to disclosure on a public records request. Addresses are required to complete a noise complaint. 


In an effort to be a good neighbor, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority has a noise office. The primary role of the Noise Monitoring Office is to educate the community on the airports Voluntary Noise Abatement Program and monitor compliance, as recommended in the Part 150 noise study, which was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration in January 2001. More information on the Part 150 study can be found by visiting the Federal Aviation Administration's noise page. Highlights of Tampa International Airport's Voluntary Noise Abatement Program include: 

Procedural Measures

  • Maximizing daytime south flow.
  • Adopting preferential order of runway use using air traffic control tower's (Federal Aviation Administration) Letter to Airmen (e.g., Arriving turbojets landing to the north expect Runway 1L).
  • Extending nighttime preference for Runway 1L arrivals and Runway 19R departures to all aircraft.
  • Monitoring initial turbojet departure headings.
  • Developing noise abatement flight paths for propeller aircraft for Runway 1L and 1R departures.
  • Limiting base legs for Runway 1L arrivals north of Mac Dill Air Force Base.
  • Recommending turbojets use noise abatement departure procedures.
  • Constructing a shared engine run-up enclosure for turbojet maintenance run-ups above idle power (this facility was opened in October, 2003).

Land Use Measures

  • Developing zoning for compatible land use in the vicinity of the Airport.
  • Maintaining an active and effective public information program.
  • Purchasing navigation easements (based on 5-year noise exposure map)
  • Soundproofing of residences (based on 5-year noise exposure map)

Contact: Jade Darrell, Noise Monitoring Officer, (813) 870-7843



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