Skip to main content Homepage




Attention Oregon Public Use Airport Sponsors:  The Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) is excited to be kicking off our Statewide Rates and Fee Survey!  The purpose of this project is to collect rates and fee data from all of Oregon's public use airports and compile it into one comprehensive document. Once complete, it will be available for your use in developing and/or updating your current fee structure. As a bonus, it helps to keep NPIAS Airport Sponsors current on your Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant assurances, specifically Assurance #22 Fee & Rental Structure.

ODA has partnered with Precision Approach Engineering, Inc. (PAE) to collect and analyze the data. They have reached out to all Airport Sponsors via email, as well.  We ask you complete this survey as comprehensively and timely as possible.

When finalized, the survey results will be posted to ODA's website and we will notify you that it is available.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Peck 503-378-3168 or Sarah Lucas 971-304-5467.

Survey Link

​Aurora – Environmental Assessment Phase II  - Obstruction Removal Design and Survey (Schedule TBD & Upon Receipt of 2021 Grant)

Chiloquin – Obstruction Removal Phase II – Design & Survey  (Schedule TBD & Upon Receipt of 2021 FAA Grant)

Cottage Grove – Install Perimeter Fence (Phase II – Construction / Schedule TBD - Currently in Bidding Phase) 

Independence – Install Perimeter Fence (Phase II – Construction / Schedule TBD - Currently in Bidding Phase) 

Mulino – Obstruction Removal (Phase I – Design & Survey / Schedule TBD & Upon Receipt of FAA Grant)

Siletz Bay – Rehab Runway and Electrical (Phase I – Design - Schedule TBD & Upon Receipt of FAA Grant)

Aurora - Master Plan Update (Schedule TBD & Upon Receipt of 2021 Grant) ​



Airport Master Plan Project Public Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) will hold a Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) and Public Open House.

When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Online PAC Meeting from 2:30pm-4:00pm

Online Open House from 4:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Webinar Only – Instructions and links to join on Project Website

This meeting will provide an opportunity for the PAC, community, neighbors, and other project stakeholders to review preliminary airport development concepts and provide valuable input.

The PAC Meeting and Open House are both open to the public, but only available online or over the phone. For meeting details and to RSVP please contact Samantha Peterson at

For airport questions or project information, please contact Sarah Lucas, ODA Aviation Planner, through the following means:

                Phone:  503-378-2211

                Fax:  503-373-1688



Accessible Meeting Information

This meeting location is accessible. Special accommodations are available upon advance request. Please contact Sarah Lucas at least 48 hours prior to the event to discuss specific needs.

Notice of Withdrawal

Draft Environmental Assessment
Aurora State Airport Obstruction Removal and North Run-up Apron Improvement Project

Draft Environmental Assessment was made available for public comment:
On July 6, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the proposed Obstruction Removal and North Run-up Apron Improvement Projects at the Aurora State Airport in Aurora, Marion County, Oregon, for public review and comment. The Draft EA examined the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action to remove obstructions in the runway approach zone to ensure compliance with current FAA safety and operational standards for airport and the north run-up apron improvement project.

Public Involvement and comment:

The Draft EA was available for public review and comment for a 30-day period beginning on July 6, 2020, and ending on August 5, 2020. During the comment period, a number of comments were received regarding the Proposed Action from the Cities of Wilsonville and Aurora, airport users, hangar owners, and members of the public.

After review of the submitted comments and planning documents cited in the draft EA, the FAA has determined that obstruction removal remains justified based on an Airports Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) survey performed in 2016 that identified obstructions to the surrounding airspace at the Aurora State Airport. A new EA, based on the AGIS survey and information presented in the draft EA released in July 2020, will be prepared to examine potential environmental impacts associated with the obstruction removal. The new draft EA will be released to the public for comment. Improvements to the north apron, including a run-up area, will not be included in this effort until further planning has been completed to ensure the project is justified and alternatives have been examined.

The FAA is working with the sponsor to develop a scope of work for a Master Plan Update, which would include reviewing the need for the run-up area and runway extension; if these projects are considered justified and foreseeable, they would be subject to review under the National Environmental Policy Act.
On February 11th, the Oregon Department of Aviation will celebrate 100 years since it's founding as the first and oldest Aviation governmental department in the US!  
The attached proclamation by the Governor declares February 11th as "Oregon's Department of Aviation Day".  Get out and Fly (if it's not snowing).

Also attached is a flyer from the Oregon Aviation Historical Society.  They have mountains of history of the early days of Aviation in Oregon. In a normal year they hold pancake breakfasts during the summer, host several fly-ins, and have restored and are restoring several prominent early Oregon aircraft. If you have not visited their museum at Cottage Grove Airport, it is worth a visit once the pandemic ends.  


New Procurement System Coming Summer 2021

The state of Oregon is getting a new eProcurement system that will be the statewide solution for all state agencies. This new tool, OregonBuys, will replace the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN).

 OregonBuys is a full procure-to-pay eProcurement solution that automates procurement processes using web-based applications. This technology-enabled solution allows the state to procure goods and services at the best value. 

 To receive orders from Department of Aviation and other state agencies, you must create a vendor registration in OregonBuys. Please visit the vendor registration page here. Register before July 1, 2021 to avoid missing out on opportunities. Registering in OregonBuys is free.​

If you have any questions or need registration support, please reach out to OregonBuys at

 OregonBuys eNewsletters

​In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and  to protect our employees and the public, the OR Department of Aviation will be changing the way it provides services at its main office in Salem starting Monday March 23, 2020. The office will remain open (but with minimal staffing) and can be reached by phone during regular business hours, but in-person interactions between staff and the public will be by appointment only. For an appointment, please call 503.378.4880. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.​ 

​New Year's Day - January 1

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day - January 18

President's Day - February 15

Memorial Day - May 31

Independence Day - July 5

Labor Day - September 6

Veterans Day - November 11​

Thanksgiving Day - November 25

Day after Thanksgiving - November 26

Christmas - December 24

​Please visit the following site for important information regarding the location of ODA's paper bid box:

The Port of Portland, owner and operator of Portland International Airport, has generously offered 30,000 fabric reusable face masks for use by  the Oregon Aviation community. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is assisting with the storage and coordination of the donated masks. If your organization (Airport, FBO, Tenant, Aviation Business, personal aviation use, etc.), is in need of masks (free of charge), please email or call the Oregon Department of Aviation at 503-378-4880. The masks come 5 to a package and 500 to a box. ODA is helping coordinate requests and shipment. This is on a first come, first serve basis until the supply is depleted. ​​

ODA State Owned Airports in the Cascade Mountain range are closed for snow during Winter Season from November 1 to May 1.

Those airports are: 

Santiam Junction (8S3) 

McKenzie Bridge (00S) 

Crescent Lake (5S2) 

Tokettee (3S6)​

​​Initial Drone Registrations About to Expire

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding everyone whose drone registrations expire in December that the DroneZone is the FAA's official website for registration.

If you completed your drone registration directly with the FAA before the DroneZone was established in January 2018, a DroneZone account was created for you using the information you provided. Access your account by entering the same email address you used when you first registered, and by using the “forgot password" tool to establish a new password.

If you registered using a third-party service, contact that company to request your DroneZone login credentials. Otherwise, you will have to create a new account in the DroneZone and get a new registration.

Registration on the DroneZone is fast and easy and the fee is only $5 for a three-year period. All drones must be registered, except those that weigh .55 pounds or less (less than 250 grams) and are flown exclusively under the Exception for Recreational Flyers (PDF). Please do your part to keep the skies safe and renew your registration today.​

On November 24, 2020, the FAA announced its most recent information regarding the Small Community Air Service Development Program. 

Please see the lenk here.​ 

The Streaked Horned Lark (SHL) is currently considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Streaked Horned Lark population is centered in parts of the Willamette Valley and the Northern Oregon Coast. Their habitat includes areas which are classified as sparsely vegetated grasslands for nesting such as airports. Oregon Department of Aviation's (ODA) goal is to identify and protect nesting sites yet allow for airport projects to move forward to maintain the system of airports within Oregon. ODA is closely working with both the FAA and USFWS to identify habitat locations at the various airports throughout Oregon that have been identified as potential habitat.

Streak Horned Lark and Airports.pdfStreak Horned Lark and Airports
SHL Occupancy and Abundance Protocols.pdfSHL Occupancy and Abundance Protocols
SHL Special Rules.pdfSHL Special Rules

For information, please contact Jeff Caines, Aviation Planner at Oregon Department of Aviation at (503)378-2529.​​

For information on the on-going planning projects for the state owned airports, please click here​.  ​


Follow ODA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email subscriptions for the latest updates.


Subscribe to Emails From ODA
Submit Event
View Calendar
Order Publications
Public Records Request



Your browser is out-of-date! It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how