Municipalities & ports

Conditions of municipalities & ports owning an airport.

What are the conditions for leasing or selling hangar or tie-down space in regards to state aircraft registration?

The requirements for leasing or selling hangar or tie-down space in regards to state aircraft registration are found under RCW 47.68.250, which is as follows: A municipality or port district that owns, operates, or leases an airport with the intent to operate, shall require from an aircraft owner proof of aircraft registration as a condition of leasing or selling tiedown or hangar space for an aircraft. It is the responsibility of the lessee or purchaser to register the aircraft. The airport shall work with WSDOT Aviation to assist in its efforts to register aircraft by providing information about based aircraft on an annual basis as requested by the division.

Is a municipality or port district required to see proof of state aircraft registration before leasing/selling hangar/tie-down space for aircraft?

Yes, according to state law, the aircraft owner is required to show proof of state aircraft registration before a municipality or port district can lease or sell hangar or tie-down space to them.

Is a municipality or port district required to supply tenant lists to WSDOT Aviation?

Yes, state law requires that municipalities and port districts assist WSDOT Aviation by providing based aircraft information on an annual basis. This information should be given upon request by WSDOT Aviation.

If a potential tenant does not have a valid state aircraft registration, what should they do?

If your potential tenant does not have a valid state aircraft registration, please ask them to contact WSDOT Aviation.

What if an aircraft is exempt from state registration?

If an aircraft is exempt from state registration, the owner should have completed an aircraft exemption form. Please contact WSDOT Aviation to confirm that an exemption was received.

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