Air Taxi and Transporter Permits

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A Special Use Permit is required for all companies providing flights for which passengers pay a fee or for any services rendered or goods delivered on Refuge lands. A $100 administrative permit application fee is required.

Businesses seeking to operate in winter and spring should apply in the October 1 to November 30 application period in the year prior to operation. Businesses seeking to operate in summer and fall should apply January 1 to April 15 in the current year. If sending by mail, permit applications postmarked by the end-date of each application period will be accepted.

Steps to apply for a permit:

1) Read the Application Guidance

2) Fill out the commercial permit application and sign the document (either electronically or printed). 

3) Compile the following documents to submit with your application form:

1. State of Alaska Business License

2. Liability Insurance Requirement (minimum: Aviation Passenger Liability: $150,000/seat plus Property Damage: $100,000)

3. FAA Air Carrier Certificate

4. State of Alaska Air Carrier Certificate of Compliance

5. Transporter License from the Alaska Big Game Commercial Services Board (if you plan to be a transporter on the Refuge)

4) Submit the application form and supporting documentation via email to arctic_permits@fws.gov or via mail to Arctic Refuge Permit Specialist, 101 12th Avenue Room 236, Fairbanks, AK 99701.

5) Pay the $100 administrative fee. You may call 907-456-0512 with a credit card or mail to 101 12th Avenue Room 236, Fairbanks, AK 99701.

If you have any questions, please call 907-456-0512 or email arctic_permits@fws.gov

Businesses currently permitted to operate on the Refuge.