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Opportunity to Comment
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) Relating to: Aviation System Action Program (ASAP) Fund.
This notice has been published by the Secretary of State in the June 2016 Oregon
Bulletin for general public comment of the rule changes.  
Click here to view Oregon
Click on the links below to view notices and proposed rule text: 
Part of the administrative rules process is to notify interested parties of proposed
and invite input.  You may provide input by sending written comments to:
Nohemi Ramos, Fiscal Analyst
3040 25th Street S.E.
Salem, OR 97302-1125
The deadline for comment is September 30, 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 any questions about the content of the rules, you may 
contact Heather Peck at Heather.Peck@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.