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Vehicle Permits

Only vehicles authorized by Des Moines Airport Authority may operate inside the airport perimeter fence. Street licensed vehicles must display a valid vehicle permit.

Vehicle Permits can be purchased in the badging office for $10.00.

  • Vehicle permits will only be issued to active badge holders that have been assigned Non-Movement Area or Movement Area driving privileges.
  • You must provide proof of an insurance policy with 1 million dollars of liability coverage.
  • You must provide vehicle license plate number and vehicle make and model.

Vehicle Requirements:

  • Must be in sound mechanical condition.
  • Must be identified on both sides with the company name or logo.
  • All vehicles and equipment must be equipped with two headlights and one or more red tail light.
  • Any vehicle operating on an open runway or taxiway must also be equipped with an amber rotating beacon visible from 360 degrees.
  • See DMAA Rules and Regulations Chapter 5 for a full list of vehicle requirements.