AVIATION NOISE LAW
State Aviation Statutes


The list of statutes here is not exhaustive. It is intended more as a guide to the types of state statutes governing aviation, particularly airports. Some of the statutes listed may be historical, not currently valid. (The list was prepared Oct. 2, 2001, revised Feb. 20, 2011.)

The statutes listed here were identified by certain obvious keywords. State laws governing critical aspects of aviation, e.g., aircraft noise and airport planning, may be embedded in acts that are not specifically about aviation.

The list does not include state regulations. State agencies with regulatory power over airports may have published regulations that are far more detailed than the statutes granting the agencies powers.

The term "uniform" in the name of an act, e.g., the Uniform Aeronautics Act, means that the act is modeled on an act drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

In addition to enacting statutes of general application, state legislatures may also authorize formation of a governing body of an airport, by creating a "special district" or "joint powers authority" with specific powers. Such laws typically contain important restrictions on the powers of the airport authority.


Alabama, Air Transportation and Service Act: Ala. Acts 1982, 3d Sp., p. 389

Alabama, Air Transportation Development Act: Ala. Acts 1986, No. 214

Alabama, Aeronautics Department Act: Ala. Code 1975, § 4-2-1 et seq.

Alabama, Airport Zoning Act: Ala. Code 1975, § 4-6-1 et seq.

Alaska, Airport Zoning Act: Alaska Stat. 1962, § 02.25.010 et seq.

Alaska, Municipal Airports Act: Alaska Stat. 1962, Replaced Titles, § 29.60.010 et seq.

Arizona, Uniform Aeronautics Act: Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann., § 2-101 et seq.

Arkansas, Airport Commission Act: Ark. Code Ann. 1987, 14-359-101 et seq.

Arkansas, Airport Zoning Act: Ark. Code Ann. 1987, 14-363-201 et seq.

Arkansas, Municipal Airports Act: Ark. Code Ann. 1987, 14-361-101 et seq.

California, Aeronautics Act: Public Utilities Code § 21001 et seq.

California, Airport Protection and Development Policy Act: Public Utilities Code § 21605

California, Airport Zoning Act: Government Code §§ 26027, 26028

Delaware, Aeronautics Department Act: Del. Code of 1974, Title 2, § 101 et seq.

Delaware, Uniform Aeronautics Act: Del. Code of 1974, Title 2, § 301 et seq.

Florida, Aircraft Act: Fla. Stat. Ann. 332.001 et seq.

Florida, Airport Development and Assistance Act: Fla. Stat. Ann., 332.003 et seq.

Florida, Airport Law: Fla. Stat. Ann. 332.12

Florida, Airport Zoning Act: Fla. Stat. Ann., 333.01 et seq.

Florida, Airports Act (Counties): Fla. Laws 1937, Ch. 17708

Florida, Municipal Airports Act: Fla. Stat. Ann., 332.003 et seq.

Florida, Uniform Airports Act: Fla. Laws 1937, Ch. 17708

Georgia, Air Transportation Act: Ga. Code Ann., 50-19-20 et seq.

Georgia, Airport Development Authority Law: Ga. Code Ann., 6-4-1 et seq.

Georgia, Airport Zoning Act: Ga. Code 1933, 11-401 et seq.

Georgia, Uniform Aeronautics Act: Ga. Code Ann., 6-2-1 et seq.

Georgia, Uniform Airports Act: Ga. Code Ann., 6-3-1 et seq.

Hawaii, Airport Zoning Act: Haw. Rev. Stat. § 262-1 et seq.

Hawaii, Uniform Aeronautics Act: Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann., § 263-1 et seq.

Idaho, Aeronautical Administration Act: Ida. Code 1947, 21-131 et seq.

Idaho, Aeronautics Department Act: Ida. Code 1947, 21-101 et seq.

Idaho, Airport Zoning Act: Ida. Code 1947, 21-501 et seq.

Illinois, Aeronautics Act: Ill. Comp. Stat. 1992, Ch. 620, § 5/1 et seq.

Illinois, Aircraft Landing and Taking Off Restrictions Act: Ill. Comp. Stat. 1992, Ch. 620, § 15/0.01 et seq.

Illinois, Airport Authorities Act: Ill. Comp. Stat. 1992, Ch. 70, § 5/0.01 et seq.

Illinois, Airport Zoning Act: Ill. Comp. Stat. 1992, Ch. 620, § 25/1 et seq.

Illinois, Airport Zoning Act (Park District): Ill. Comp. Stat. 1989, Ch. 105, § 327c1.9 et seq.

Illinois, Airports Act (Counties): Ill. Rev. Stat. 1991, Ch. 15 1/2, § 104 et seq.

Illinois, Municipal Airport Authorities Act: Ill. Rev. Stat. 1991, Ch. 15 1/2, § 68.01 et seq.

Indiana, Aeronautics Commission Act: Ind. Code Ann., 8-21-1-1 et seq.

Indiana, Airport Act: Ind. Code Ann., 8-22-1-1 et seq.

Indiana, Uniform Aeronautics Act: Ind. Code Ann., 8-21-4-1 et seq.

Iowa, Airport Zoning Act: Iowa Code Ann., 329.1 et seq.

Kansas, Airport Zoning Act: Kan. Stat. Ann., 3-701 et seq.

Kentucky, Airport Zoning Act: Ky. Rev. Stat. 1971, 183.861 et seq.

Louisana, Airport Zoning Act: La. Rev. Stat. Ann., 2:381 et seq.

Louisiana, Uniform Airports Act: La. Rev. Stat. Ann., 2:131 et seq.

Maine, Aeronautics Act: Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. 1964, Title 6, § 1 et seq.

Maine, Airport Zoning Act: Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. 1964, Title 6, § 241 et seq.

Maryland, Airport Zoning Act: Md. Ann. Code 1974, Art. TR, § 5-501 et seq.

Massachusetts, Airport Zoning Act: Mass. Gen. Laws Ann., 90:40A et seq.

Michigan, Aircraft Act: Mich. Comp. Laws Ann., 259.1 et seq.

Michigan, Airport Zoning Act: Mich. Comp. Laws Ann., 259.431 et seq.

Minnesota, Aeronautics Department Act: Minn. Stat. Ann., 360.011 et seq.

Minnesota, Aeronautics Fund and Appropriations Act: Minn. Stat. Ann., 360.301 et seq.

Minnesota, Aircraft Noise Attenuation Act: Minn. Stat. Ann., 473.192

Minnesota, Airport Zoning Act: Minn. Stat. Ann., 360.061 et seq.

Minnesota, Uniform Airport Zoning Act: Minn. Stat. Ann., 360.061 et seq.

Minnesota, Uniform Airports Act: Minn. Stat. Ann., 360.031 et seq.

Mississippi, Airport Authorities Act: Miss. Code Ann. 1972, § 61-3-1 et seq.

Mississippi, Airport Zoning Act: Miss. Code Ann. 1972, § 61-7-1 et seq.

Mississippi, Municipal Airport Act: Miss. Code Ann. 1972, § 61-5-1 et seq.

Missouri, Uniform Aeronautics Act: Mo. Rev. Stat., 305.010 et seq.

Montana, Aeronautics Act: Mont. Code Ann., 67-1-201 et seq.

Montana, Aeronautics Regulatory Act: Mont. Code Ann., 67-1-101 et seq.

Montana, Airport Zoning Act: Mont Code Ann., 67-6-101 et seq.

Montana, Municipal Airports Act: Mont. Code Ann., 67-10-101 et seq.

Nebraska, Aeronautics Department Act: Neb. Rev. Stat. 1943, 3-101 et seq.

Nebraska, Airport Authorities Act: Neb. Rev. Stat. 1943, 3-501 et seq.

Nebraska, Airport Zoning Act: Neb. Rev. Stat. 1943, 3-301 et seq.

Nebraska, Airports Act (Revised): Neb. Rev. Stat. 1943, 3-201 et seq.

Nevada, Airport Zoning Act: Nev. Rev. Stat. 1979 Reprint, 497.010 et seq.

Nevada, Municipal Airports Act: Nev. Rev. Stat. 1973 Reprint, 496.010 et seq.

Nevada, State Airports Act: Nev. Rev. Stat. 1979 Reprint, 494.010 et seq.

New Hampshire, Airport Zoning Act: N.H. Rev. Stat. 1955, 424:1 et seq.

New Hampshire, Municipal Airports Act: N.H. Rev. Stat. 1955, 423:1 et seq.

New Jersey, Municipal Airports Act: N.H. Stat. Ann., 40:8-1 et seq.

New Jersey, Uniform Aeronautics Act: N.J. Rev. Stat. 1937, 6:2-1 et seq.

New Mexico, Municipal Airport Zoning Law: N.M. Stat. Ann., 3-39-16 et seq.

New Mexico, Municipal Airports Act: N.M. Stat. Ann., 3-39-1 et seq.

New Mexico, State Aircraft Act: N.M. Stat. Ann., 15-9-1 et seq.

North Carolina, Airport Development Act: N.C. Gen. Stat. 1943, §§ 63-65 to 63-72

North Carolina, Airport Zoning Act: N.C. Gen. Stat. 1943, § 63-60 et seq.

North Carolina, Uniform Aeronautics Act: N.C. Gen. Stat. 1943, § 63-1 et seq.

North Dakota, Airport Zoning Act: N.D. Cent. Code, 2-04-01 et seq.

Oklahoma, Aeronautics Commission Act: Okla. Stat. Ann., Title 3, § 81 et seq.

Oklahoma, Airport Zoning Act: Okla. Stat. Ann., Title 3, § 100 et seq.

Oklahoma, Municipal Airports Act: Okla. Stat. Ann., Title 3, § 65.1 et seq.

Oregon, Airport Zoning Act: Ore. Rev. Stat., 836.400 et seq.

Pennsylvania, Airport Zoning Act: Pa. Cons. Stat., Title 74, § 5912 et seq.

Pennsylvania, Uniform Aeronautics Act: Pa. 1929 Pamph. Laws 753, No. 317

Puerto Rico, Airport Zoning Act: P.R. Laws Ann. 1954, Title 23, § 191 et seq.

Rhode Island, Aeronautical Regulatory Act: R.I. Gen. Laws 1956, 1-4-1 et seq.

Rhode Island, Airport Zoning Act: R.I. Gen. Laws 1956, 1-3-1 et seq.

South Carolina, Aeronautical Regulatory Act: S.C. Code Ann. 1976, § 55-5-10 et seq.

South Carolina, Uniform Aeronautics Act: S.C. Code Ann. 1976, § 55-3-10 et seq.

South Carolina, Uniform Airports Act: S.C. Code Ann. 1976, § 55-9-10 et seq.

South Dakota, Airport Zoning Act: S.D. Codified Laws 1967, 50-10-1 et seq.

Tennessee, Aeronautics Commission Act: Tenn. Code Ann., 42-2-101 et seq.

Tennessee, Municipal Airports Act: Tenn. Code Ann., 42-5-101 et seq.

Texas, Aeronautics Commission Act: Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat., Art. 46c-1 et seq.

Texas, Airport Zoning Law: Tex. Local Government Code, § 241.001 et seq.

Texas, Municipal Airports Act: Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat., Art. 46d-1 et seq.

Utah, Aeronautical Regulatory Act: Utah Code Ann. 1953, 2-2-1 et seq.

Utah, Airport Zoning Act: Utah Code Ann. 1953, 2-4-1 et seq.

Utah, Uniform Airports Act: Utah Code Ann. 1953, 2-2-1 et seq.

Vermont, Aeronautics Act: Vt. Stat. Ann., Title 5, § 201 et seq.

Vermont, Airport Zoning Act: Vt. Stat. Ann., Title 5, § 1001 et seq.

Vermont, Municipal Airports Act: Vt. Stat. Ann., Title 5, § 601 et seq.

Virginia, Aircraft Regulation Act: Va. Code 1950, § 5.1-1 et seq.

Washington, Aeronautics Commission Act: Wash. Rev. Code Ann., 47.68.010 et seq.

Washington, Aeronautics Regulation Act: Wash. Rev. Code Ann., 14.16.010 et seq.

Washington, Airport Zoning Act: Wash. Rev. Code Ann., 14.12.010 et seq.

Washington, Municipal Airports Act: Wash. Rev. Code Ann., 14.08.010 et seq.

West Virginia, Aeronautics Commission Act: W.Va. Code 1966, § 29-2A-1 et seq.