Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Simple Example of Airport Zoning

Click on each zone for it's specific restrictions

Interactive Zoneing Map Zone B Information Zone A Information Zone A Information Zone B Information Zone C Information

ZONE A

NO

  • Buildings
  • Temporary structures
  • Exposed transmission lines
  • Assembled groups of people
  • Or similar other uses
  • Use that causes interference with radio or electronic facilities on the airport
  • Use causing interference with radio or electronic communications between the airport and aircraft
  • Lighting that makes it difficult for pilots to distinguish between airport lights and other lights
  • Lighting that results in glare in pilot’s eyes
  • Lighting that impairs visibility in the airport vicinity

OK

  • Agricultural crops
  • Horticulture
  • Raising livestock
  • Animal husbandry
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Outdoor recreation (nonspectator)
  • Cemeteries
  • Auto parking

ZONE B

NO

  • Building Site less than 3 acres
  • Assembled groups of people more than 15 per acre
  • Churches
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Theaters
  • Stadiums
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Trailer courts
  • Camp grounds
  • Other places of public assembly
  • Use that causes interference with radio or electronic facilities on the airport
  • Use causing interference with radio or electronic communications between the airport and aircraft
  • Lighting that makes it difficult for pilots to distinguish between airport lights and other lights
  • Lighting that results in glare in pilot's eyes
  • Lighting that impairs visibility in the airport vicinity

OK

  • Buildings on appropriate sized sites
  • Agricultural crops
  • Horticulture
  • Raising livestock
  • Animal husbandry
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Outdoor recreation (nonspectator)
  • Cemeteries
  • Auto parking

ZONE C

NO

  • Use that causes interference with radio or electronic facilities on the airport
  • Use causing interference with radio or electronic communications between the airport and aircraft
  • Lighting that makes it difficult for pilots to distinguish between airport lights and other lights
  • Lighting that results in glare in pilot's eyes
  • Lighting that impairs visibility in the airport vicinity

OK

  • All other uses below the height restrictions