Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission

 Mission Statement

The Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission provides protection of the public investment in Kentucky airports and its facilities, the interest of the public in developing a sound air transportation system within the Commonwealth.

 Applicable Airport Zoning Laws


Kentucky law requires that all structures built on or near an airport, as defined by KRS 183.861, must be approved and permitted by the Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission. This includes but is not limited to buildings, antenna towers, water towers, above ground electrical power lines, runway and taxiway extensions, apron expansion, parking lots and construction cranes.

Penalties: KRS 183.990
Any structure that is constructed or operating within the jurisdictional limits of the Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission must be approved and permitted.

Temporary Structure Permits are issued by the Administrator for a maximum duration of 4 months. This includes, but is not limited to, construction cranes and similar construction equipment. Reference 602 KAR 50:090, Permit Application Procedures.

IMPORTANT: Any construction or alteration to a structure requires that two forms (TC 55-2 FAA Form 7460-1) be submitted 90-days prior to the date the proposed construction or alteration is to begin.
NOTE: A permit from the KAZC does not relieve the permit applicant or representative of compliance relating to any, law, ordinance, or regulation of any Federal, State, or local government body. Please check with the Department of Housing, Building and Construction for additional applicable permits.
Filing and Submitting Instructions
 Application for Permit to Construct or Alter a Structure: KYTC eForm or 
 Form TC 55-2 replaces TC 56-50
Notification of Change in Oversight/Ownership of a Structure: KYTC eForm or
Form TC 55-3 replaces TC 56-54
 Notice of Proposed Construction of Alteration: FAA Form 7460-1
Kentucky Airport Zoning Administrator
John Houlihan
Department of Highways, District Six
421 Buttermilk Pike
Covington, KY 41017
Office: 859-341-2700
Desk:  859-341-2707 Ext. 292