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Badging Classes (Initial and Renewal)

Initial Badging

When applying for your new badge with Lakeland Linder International Airport, you must:

1) Complete your Airport Security Access Application and have it signed by your company’s signatory.  In addition to a Movement Area Access application if required.

2) Collect / acquire two (2) forms of identification including:

i) U.S. Drivers License

ii) A Passport, Social Security Card, or Birth Certificate

3) Determine a payment method for your badging fees (cash, credit card (Visa or Master Card), or check made payable to the City of Lakeland).

4) Deliver the completed application(s) to the Airport Administration Office and allow Airport Staff to take copies of your two (2) forms of identification. Once received, it will take 1 to 5 days to process your Security Threat Assessment (STA).

5) Once your STA comes back clear, the Airport Badging Office will reach out to schedule your initial training. Once your training is complete, you will be issued your new badge.

6) NOTE: If you were born abroad you will need to provide us with one of the following: a DS-1350 (U.S. Citizen Born Abroad Certificate), a valid U.S. Passport, I-94 documentation, or a permanent resident card with alien registration number.

Renewal Badging

Badging classes are held Wednesdays at 4:00pm and Fridays at 9:00am. Monthly, there will be a Saturday class at 10:00am. Please use the online scheduler below to register for one of the classes, should you experience any issues please call the Airport Administration Office at 863-834-3298 or e-mail [email protected].

On the day of your class you must bring:

1) A completed Airport Security Access Application signed by your company’s signatory.  In addition to a Movement Area Access application if required.

2) Two forms of identification including:

i) U.S. Drivers License

ii) A Passport, Social Security Card, or Birth Certificate

3) Badging fee (cash, credit card (Visa or Master Card), or check made payable to the City of Lakeland).

4) NOTE: If you were born abroad you will need to provide us with one of the following: a DS-1350 (U.S. Citizen Born Abroad Certificate), a valid U.S. Passport, I-94 documentation, or a permanent resident card with alien registration number.

Applications

Initial Badging Fees

  • Government Agency$0
  • General Aviation Hangar Tenant
    (up to 4 badge holders, 5+ $10.00 each)
    $0
  • Tenant$15
  • SIDA$50
  • Contractors$75
  • Movement Area Drivers Training$50

Renewal Badging Fees

    • (If you renew your badge prior to its expiration date fees may be waived.)
    • Government Agency$15
    • General Aviation Hangar Tenant$10
    • Tenant$15
    • SIDA $50
    • Contractors$75
    • Movement Area Drivers Training$50

Additional Badging Fees

  • Gate Clicker
    (Sun 'n Fun tenant only)
    $45
  • Damaged Badge Replacement$15
  • Lost/Stolen/Unreturned Badge
    (Non Refundable)
    $100
  • Lost/Stolen/Unreturned Contractor Badge
    (Non Refundable)
    $150

Airfield Driver's Handbook

The Airfield Driver's Handbook provides information for vehicle operators in the Air Operations Area (AOA) to establish and maintain safe operating procedures on the airfield. You may request a copy of the Airfield Driver's Handbook during your security and airfield drivers training or by calling Airport Operations at 863-834-3298.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I renew My Badge?

1) You will need to complete a Security Access Application and have it signed by your company signatory.

2) Register for one of the badging classes.

3) Provide any IDs that might have expired since the last time you applied for a badge.

4) Return your old badge.

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How do I report a badge and/or access issue?

1) During normal business hours contact the Airport Badging Office at 863-834-3298.

2) After hours contact Airport Operations at 863-834-4911.

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How do I report a lost or stolen badge?

1) During normal business hours contact the Airport Badging Office at 863-834-3298.

2) After hours contact Airport Operations at 863-834-4911.

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How does my badge expire?
Badge expiration dates are printed on the front of the badged. It is the badge holders responsibility to renew or return their badge prior to its expiration date or face an unreturned badge fee. In general Non-MAT (Movement Area Drivers) badges will expire two years from the date of issuance. MAT badges along with those persons who are designated as signatories, are issued a SIDA badge, or are issued a Sterile / Secured area badge will expire one year from the date of issuance. Return to Top
I have a current badge but I need access to another area of the airport?
Please contact the Airport Badging Office to request additional access. Return to Top
I have a second job at the airport; do I need another badge?
Your additional employer must authorize you to have a badge. You will need to complete a Security Access Application form for that company and you will be issued a specific badge to use when working for that employer. Return to Top
I have changed companies; do I need a new badge?
Yes, your new employer must authorize you to have a badge. You will need to complete a Security Access Application form for that company and return your old badge before you are issued your new badge. Return to Top
Why do I need a security badge?
Under Title 49 Subtitle B Chapter XII Subchapter C Part 1542, airport's regularly serving aircraft operations required to be under a security program, under Part 1544 of the same Chapter, are required to maintain an Airport Security Program. Within that program, those persons requiring unescorted access at the airport must recieved proper training and credentials. In addition, as a FAR Part 139 regulated airport Lakeland Linder International Airport may not authorize any individual unescorted access to the Air Operations Area unless that individual has an operational need to be present in the AOA and has been provided information in accordance with the airport’s security program. Return to Top