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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
You may provide input by sending written comments to:
Nohemi Ramos, Fiscal Analyst/Program Coordinator
3040 25th St. SE
Salem, OR 97302-1125
The deadline to comment is October 21, 2016.  After that date, the Oregon Department of Aviation will consider the comments received and submit the final rules to the Oregon Aviation Board for approval. 
If you have questions about the content of the rules, you may contact Nohemi Ramos at Nohemi.Ramos@aviation.state.or.us.
2016 Pilot and Aircraft Registration Fee Increases!
During the 2015 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 269 was passed which authorizes the Oregon Department of Aviation to increase our pilot and aircraft registration fees. 
Revenue from these programs goes toward many good causes including: Office of Emergency Management for conducting activities for search and rescue missions; 10% grant match for Federal Aviation Association funding for the General Aviation Entitlement Program and the Capital Construction Improvement Program; and agency staffing and other organizational costs to administer these programs. Additionally, it promotes the aviation infrastructure and develops economic development and jobs outcomes.
Payment Schedule:
  • **Starting January 1, 2016, the new rates will be applied in accordance with Oregon  Revised Statute’s 837.045 and 837.025.**
Click here to view the new rates and related statutes.
Oregon Dept. of Aviation UAS Links
There has been a significant increase in inquiries to the Oregon Department of Aviation regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones).  Below are some links to pertinent sources that can help citizens and stakeholders understand federal and state law.  Included are links to recent legislation in Oregon as well as links to federal guidelines. 
Recent FAA Briefings
Streak Horned Lark Information
Did You Know?
ORS 837.020 and ORS 837.040 requires that every pilot and aircraft that is based, or operating commercially, within Oregon to register with the Oregon Department of Aviation.  By law, registration must take place within 60 days of issuance of any “appropriate effective federal certificate, permit, rating or license relating to competency as a pilot” – with the exception of student pilots, who must register prior to their first solo flight.
Oregon Department of Aviation has created a new Pilot Registration Form for pilots flying in Oregon.
Office Closures – Throughout the year ODA’s office in Salem may be closed for holidays and other special events. Below is a list of days the Department of Aviation office will be closed in 2016:
November 11, 2016 - Veteran's Day
November 24, 2016 - Thanksgiving Day
November 25, 2016 - Day After Thanksgiving
December 26, 2016 - Christmas Day


Airports Division



Agency Business Report

2013 - 2014 Annual Report

Agency Affirmative Action Plan

Annual Performance Progress Report

Agency Request Budget 2017-2019


Program Division
State and Federal grant program management; Aviation planning, engineering and land use; Tall structure and code compliance planning; Contracting & Procurement and ODA Capital Improvement Projects. 
Report suspicious activity in or around an airport.


ConnectOregon is a lottery-bond-based initiative ($42 million) approved by the Oregon Legislative Assembly to invest in air, rail, marine and transit infrastructure to ensure Oregon's transportation system is strong, diverse, and efficient.