The Concord-Padgett Regional Airport Badging Office is located on the first floor in the General Aviation Terminal Building.

9000 Aviation Blvd.
Concord, NC  28027

Walk-in Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (except lunch 12 to 1 PM and holidays). We anticipate staffing shortage during the month of May 2023. Walk in appointments may not be available, call ahead first. 

NOTE: For other times, Appointments are REQUIRED but limited.

We are now offering limited after-hours appointments. Badging hours (and walk-in appointments) may be limited due to staffing. Please call ahead before coming to the airport. Appointments should be made to ensure a designated staff member will be available to assist you. 


Phone: 704-920-5906 or 704-920-5914

Airport Badging Process

The first step for obtaining a badge at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport is to complete a Badge Request form and a Badge Application

These forms must be completed by the applicant and signed by their authorized signer.

If you have the email address of your authorized signer, these forms may be filled out and submitted electronically following the links below: (NOTE: Identity verification and ID documentation must still be made before application can be fully processed)

Badge Request Form:

SIDA Badge Application:

Non-SIDA Badge Application:

Acceptable forms of Identification

If applying for a SIDA badge:

Fingerprints will need to be taken and a fingerprint card submitted along with ID documentation to the airport badging office for processing.

As of June 1, 2020, fingerprinting is available at the airport badging office (with appointment) for a fee of $10.

As an alternative, fingerprints on a fingerprint card can also be obtained from the City of Concord Police Department at their headquarters building, located at 41 Cabarrus Ave. West, Concord, NC 28025 during the following times:

Tuesdays starting at 8:30am until 11:30am

Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.Airport Security Training

The cost is $10 for one set. This service is not available on City of Concord Observed Holidays.

NOTE: Badge Applications and Fingerprint cards are submitted to the Airport Badging office, not the Police Dept.

A photo of the applicant will be taken in the badging office and the application will then be processed.

Once the applicant's background check is completed and passed, the applicant will be assigned training that covers airport security, safety, and airport familiarization.  This training is done online by the applicant and knowledge of the materials is demonstrated by successful passing of a online assessment. 

Once this process is complete, the applicant can schedule an appointment with the badging office to have the badge issued.

Authorized Signer

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport requires an authorized signer be designated for each badge applicant entity (airport contractor, governmental entity, vendor, and lease/use agreement holder).

In the case of one aircraft with one owner, the City of Concord Aviation Director will authorize one badge for that individual.

Each agreement holder must designate at least one Authorized Signer for their organization to serve as a liaison between the airport and the company and authorize, keep track of, and assist each badge application / holder through the process.  This person must go through the badging process themselves and complete "Authorized Signer" training prior to authorizing badges for other members of their organization.

The two documents that are required as part of this process are the Authorized Signer designation letter and a company compliance agreement

Those two documents must be submitted to the airport badging office with the badge application for the authorized signer initially.

If there are any changes to the company Authorized Signer, the documents must be resubmitted for the airport file. 


Airport Keys

New tenants and contractors needing keys to any building or lock owned by the City of Concord-Padgett Regional Airport must obtain keys from the Aviation Department using the Key Request Form.  Keys are issued to individuals who are accountable for them.  They must not be copied or shared with others and must be returned and fully accounted for when no longer needed.  Keys and key holders are audited annually. 

In certian situations, for some airlines and tenants, individual key issuance is not practical nor a security best practice, a common key can be used but must have written justification, airport apporval, and only issued to the company Authorized Signer who will be accountible for it.  The key must be kept in a secure on-airport location, only used when needed, and a log of every usage tracked and kept for audit purposes. This Common Use Key Log template may be used for auditing purposes.


Airport Security Fees

 All individuals requiring unescorted access "inside the fence" at the airport must obtain an airport ID Badge for the areas they will be accessing. There are different badge types depending on the access required. Badge applications can be downloaded, filled out by the individual, signed by the designated "Authorized Signer" and delivered in person to the Airport administration office where the individual will be required to show their ID and pay the appropriate badge fees. Most badges are good for two years except Construction Badges and Temporary Badges which are good for 12 months.

SIDA Badges (For Airline Operations Areas)

Initial Airport ID Badge Fee $50.00
Badge Renewal Fee $50.00 every 24 months
Lost or Expired Badge fee $25.00
Replacement Badge Fee $25.00
Un-returned Badge fee $250.00

Non-working/defective badge will be replaced free of charge within 30 days after it's been issued.

AOA Badges Fees

Initial Airport ID Badge Fee $30.00
Proximity card fee (for gate access) $10.00  (if required)
Student Pilot Badge Fee $20.00
Annual Vehicle Decal Fee $12.00  (if required)
Badge Renewal Fee $30.00 (every 24 months)
Lost or Damaged Badge fee $25.00
Un-returned Badge fee Up to $250.00