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:

  • 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: December 20, 2013