The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport  issue badges to all individuals who have unescorted access to the fenced area of Airport property. Please read the information below to learn what is required to receive a badge.

Airport Operations Area (AOA) Badge

The Airport Operations Area consists of the restricted ground areas of the Airport, including taxiways, runways, and parking areas. The TSA defines these areas as all areas contained within the Airport’s security fencing, except for the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA). The following is a list of the types of individuals who may be required to have an AOA badge:

Hangar tenants Commercial tenants
Flight school employees / students Fixed Based Operator (FBO) employees
Firefighters Contractors
Paramedics Balloon Operators
Law Enforcement Officers Delivery service employees (e.g. FedEx / UPS)
Track users

Note: Pilots and passengers of transient aircraft are not required to have Sonoma County Airport badges, but they are required to stay within the Airport transient area or an FBO transient area unless escorted by an individual with a current Airport badge.

Click here to start the AOA badge application process.

Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge

The Security Identification Display Area is a restricted ground area of the Airport that can only be accessed by those who possess a valid SIDA badge.  AOA badge holders are NOT authorized to operate in the SIDA at any time.  Individuals wishing to have unescorted access into the secure area of the Airport will need to obtain a SIDA badge.  SIDA badges are only given to those who need access for employment purposes.  The following is a sample list of individuals who may be required to have a SIDA badge:

Fixed Based Operator (FBO) employees Janitorial service employees
Airline employees Law Enforcement Officers (based at Airport)
Security employees Contractors
Vending service employees  

Click here to start the SIDA badge application process.

Note: If you are unclear about the type of badge you need, call us at (707) 565-7243.

Authorized Signatory

An Authorized Signatory is a designated person authorized to sponsor individuals and request Airport Identification badges (AOA or SIDA) on behalf of their company, hangar, or agency. Authorized Signatories are required to maintain an up-to-date Sponsor List (see form below) with the Airport Manager's Office. When there are changes to be made on your list, securityatsts [at] sonoma-county [dot] org (send us an email) or fax to (707) 542-5303. All changes must be made in writing.

Authorized Signers are required to complete an annual training. You will be notified when it is time for your annual training. Once you receive the notification, please review the Federal Regulation and Authorized Signatory Training and complete the signature forms that were mailed to you. Once you have completed the annual training, please return the signature forms to the Airport Manager’s office via scan/securityatsts [at] sonoma-county [dot] org (email), fax (707-542-5303) or mail. If you are unable to view the online training documents, please contact the Airport Manager’s office at (707) 565-7243.

Forms, Printouts, and Training

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Sponsor List Form The form used by Authorized Signatories for sponsoring others

AOA  and  SIDA badge application forms are found on their respective pages.

If you are unable to view any of the above documents, please contact the Airport Manager's office for printed copies.

Questions? Call (707) 565-7243 or securityatsts [at] sonoma-county [dot] org (send us an email).

Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
2290 Airport Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Fax: (707) 542-5303