California Department of Transportation

Physical Address:
Department of Transportation
Division of Aeronautics
1120 N Street, Room 3300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:
Department of Transportation
Division of Aeronautics,
MS 40 P. O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

Shipping Address:
1415 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

General Information:
Fax - 916.653.9531



The Office of Airports performs the following functions:

The Office of Airports is responsible for airport and heliport permitting and inspection, and other matters related to airports, heliports, and aviation in the State of California. We work with federal, state, and local agencies; airport/heliport owners, managers, and consultants; and members of the public.

  • Conduct public-use airport/heliport and hospital heliport safety and permit compliance inspections.
  • Under Federal Aviation Administration contract, conduct inspections and update Airport Master Records (FAA Form 5010) for specified (non-Part 139) public-use airports.
  • Review and assess new, amended, and corrected airport/heliport permit applications, including plans check/approval, site visits, final permit inspections, and issuing of permits.
  • Evaluate proposed K-12 school (Education Code 17215), Community College (Education Code 81033), and State building (Public Utilities Code 21655) sites within 2 nautical miles of an airport.
  • Manage the Helicopter Landing Authorization (HLA) program (Public Utilities Code 21662.5) for evaluation and authorization of helicopter landings within 1,000 feet of K-12 schools.
  • Host and maintain the "Hospital Heliport Dataplates" information system.
  • Oversee development of and updates to the California Aeronautical Chart.
  • Work with federal, state, and local agencies on facility, airspace, and other aviation matters.
  • Assist and guide current and prospective airport/heliport owners, managers, and consultants with permitting, regulatory, and other aviation issues.
  • Respond to State aeronautics-related requests and questions from the public.

Last Updated: March 28, 2016