Open Sunday: 4am - 12pm Monday & Tuesday: 4am - 4pm Wednesday: 4am - 12pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
For a better understanding of the process and faster processing time, please view our easy-to-read, badging flow chart “two-visit” model by clicking here.
Badge Holder Responsibilities
Badge remains the sole property of the County of Kern, Department of Airports. Badge shall be immediately returned to Airport Law Enforcement or Airport Operations upon demand and/or upon termination of need of access to the area(s) authorized.
Badge is non-transferable. Badge is for official use by authorized person named on the badge only. Badge holder agrees to abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations while in authorized area(s) and to conduct their activities in a safe manner consistent with procedures outlined in the Airport Security Program and/or Airport Certification Manual.
No person shall knowingly or willfully allow unauthorized persons access to non-public restricted areas by use airport identification badge. If a badge is lost or stolen, the holder shall immediately notify Airport Law Enforcement or Airport Operations.
Renew Your Badge
To renew badge fill out an AOA Application and present (2) forms of ID – Drivers License and either a SSN Card / Birth Certificate or Unexpired US Passport (US Citizens only) — If not a US Citizen, then either a Unexpired US Visa / Alien Registration Card / I-94 Arrival – Departure form / Non-Immigrant Visa Control # A training class must also be attended each year you would like to renew.
Badge holder shall immediately notify Airport Law Enforcement or Airport Operations of badge lost or stolen. If badge is lost, stolen or damaged (due to abuse) the holder will be charged $25.00 replacement fee, and the fee increases with each occurrence.
In order to obtain a vehicle decal for use on airport property, you will need to bring in current copies of both registration and insurance on each vehicle for which you wish to purchase a decal. It is best to bring these copies with you to the class you are planning to attend for faster processing.
Each vehicle decal issued is vehicle-specific and cannot be transferred to any other vehicle. If a vehicle with a decal is sold, stolen, or otherwise no longer in service, the Kern County Department of Airports must be notified immediately, or said decal must be removed and returned to airport administration.
By attaching this decal to your vehicle, you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions of operating a motor vehicle at Meadows Field Airport as outlined in Kern County Ordinance G-2375.
Please click here for the current AOA and SIDA fee requirements.