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The FAA requires that notice be submitted for those who intend to construct, realign, alter, activate, deactivate or change the public/private use status of an airport. Detailed instructions and other important information are included with this form.
The FAA requires that notice be submitted for any construction or alteration of more than 200 ft. AGL, or construction or alterations that would penetrate an airport's imaginary surface as specified under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 77. This form also applies to any construction on an airport. Additional pertinent information and detailed instructions are included with this form.
Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 43 - Transportation, Article 10 - Aeronautics Division
2015 Colorado Legislative Districts & Airport Maps (PDF)
AIRCRAFT SALES/USE TAX INFORMATION
How do I know if sales or use tax is due on an aircraft?
Colorado taxes all retail sales of tangible personal property and personal property used, stored, or consumed in the state upon which no sales tax was paid. Absent a specific exemption, sales or use of aircraft in Colorado is subject to sales or use tax. The state does provide an exemption from sales tax for commercial aircraft used in interstate commerce. Commercial aircraft are aircraft carrying freight or passengers on regularly scheduled flights for a fee.
For additional information please contact the aircraft sales tax representative at 303-205-8292 ext. 5259 or visit the Colorado Division of Revenue website.
AVIATION DEVELOPMENT ZONE (ADZ) TAX CREDIT
A business or any portion of a business that is involved in the maintenance and repair, completion or modification of aircraft located within the boundaries of an airport designated as an Aviation Development Zone may qualify for a state income tax credit of $1,200 per new full-time employee.
The facility must employ ten or more employees and the credit is based on the increase in the average number of aviation zone employees for the tax year over the previous base number. The credit is available to all types of business entities.
- FAA NextGEN Webpage
The movement to the next generation of aviation is being enabled by a shift to smarter, satellite-based and digital technologies and new procedures that combine to make air travel more convenient, predictable and environmentally friendly. The FAA has developed an informative webpage that explains in detail the exciting new advancements in the United States air traffic system.
- FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
ROADMAP: Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Quick Guide to FAA Regulations
NOAA Aviation Digital Data Service
NCAR Research Applications Program
Special Traffic Management Programs (STMP)
FAA - Runway Safety
FAA Safety Team
Colorado does not require aircraft to be registered with the State. However, all aircraft must be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The above link will direct to you the FAA's aircraft registration page.
The mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provide expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encouraged their implementation.
- Airport Wildlife Hazards Program - USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services
YouTube Video: Bird Strikes: How to Collect, Ship Remains, and Have Bird Remains Identified
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Airline Pilots Association
Experimental Aircraft Association - EAA
International Air Transport Association
Flight Safety International
National Aeronautic Association
Soaring Society of America
Aviation Fuel Tax
- FYI Booklet - Sales and Use Tax Applicable to Gasoline and Special Fuels
Colorado imposes a state sales and use tax on the sale of special fuel and aviation jet fuel. The Colorado Department of Revenue is responsible for collecting and administering the state sales and use taxes along with the local sales taxes for all counties, statutory cities and special districts that impose a sales tax. Gasoline is exempt from state sales and use tax. Fuel used as aviation gasoline is exempt from state sales and use tax.
- Aviation Fuel Sales Tax Return Form (DR 1510)
- Aviation Fuel Retailers Use Tax Return (DR 1520)
- (DR 1002)
How do I open my own airport?
When opening an airport in Colorado there are some steps that must be followed. First you must contact the FAA and fill out and submit a . The following link will provide some more information on that process. http://www.faa.gov/airports/engineering/open_close_airport/
After the FAA has been contacted, the next step is to contact your local zoning authority. In most cases this will be the county, they will provide any local land use restrictions that might exist.
Although the Colorado Division of Aeronautics is a non regulatory agency and has no regulations to follow, it is important that all FAA regulations and local rules are followed. Please contact the Division of Aeronautics at 303-261-4418 with any additional questions.
How do I know if sales or use tax is due on an aircraft?
Colorado taxes all retail sales of tangible personal property and personal property used, stored, or consumed in the state upon which no sales tax was paid. Absent a specific exemption, sales or use of
aircraft in Colorado is subject to sales or use tax. The state does provide an exemption from sales tax for commercial aircraft used in interstate commerce. Commercial aircraft are aircraft carrying freight or
passengers on regularly scheduled flights for a fee. Sales tax is remitted on the "Retail Sales Tax Return" (DR 0100) and use tax is remitted on the "Consumer Use Tax Return" (DR 0252).
For additional information please contact the aircraft sales tax representative at 303-205-8292 ext. 5259 or visit the Colorado Division of Revenue webiste.