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Ocala Airport Nightly Closures Resume 8:00PM to 7:00AM Eastern Time (July 16 & 17 and July 19-23, 2020)

The Ocala International Airport will again be closed nightly for continuing scheduled runway & taxiway construction work from 8:00PM EST until 7:00AM EST starting Thursday night, July 16, 2020 until Saturday morning, July 18, 2020 and again Sunday night July 19, 2020 until FRIDAY morning, July 24, 2020.  Note: In between the two closure periods, the airport will be OPEN Saturday night July 18.  During these times, the airport is closed to all fixed-wing aircraft.  Rotary-wing (helicopter) operations will be permitted away from the construction areas.  Please plan accordingly, check NOTAMs and contact the airport at (352) 572-0492 with questions.  We appreciate your patience while we work to make critical airport infrastructure improvements! 

Rental Car Pick-up and Return at the New GA Terminal

As a reminder, rental car customers must park in designated rental agency parking spaces when picking up or dropping off rental vehicles. Unattended vehicles parked in Tow-away zones or non-designated spaces will be towed at owner or renter's expense.  The covered entrance and traffic lanes in front of the terminal building are for passenger pickup or drop off only.  Overnight parking of privately owned vehicles is prohibited and violator's vehicles will also be towed at owner's expense. 

Ocala Airport Administration & Operations Office COVID-19 Response

The Ocala International Airport is committed to the health and safety of the citizens of Ocala and Marion County.  In-person services for Airport Administration and Airport Operations have been suspended and customers are asked to conduct business via phone or online/e-mail channels.  City staff located in the Airport Administration and Airport Operations office will be available by phone 352-629-8377 (Options 2 & 3) or via email listed on the right, Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  Thank you for your patience during this period.

NOTE:  Airport terminal building offices including Sheltair Aviation (FBO) and Car Rental Agencies will continue to be open during their respective business hours.

Ocala International Airport / Jim Taylor Field Policy Statement

The City of Ocala will promote the Ocala International Airport as a premier general aviation airport serving commercial, industrial and corporate needs of the City of Ocala and Marion County.  The City intends to concentrate on operating the airport as a general aviation facility, expanding current infrastructures to accommodate large aviation activities, while maintaining high levels of service to its tiedown and t-hangar clientele.  The Ocala International Airport will be operated with fiscal responsibility and responsiveness to the needs of its users and tenants.  The vacant Airport land shall be marketed to its highest and best use to ensure the financial viability of the City-owned facility. The City encourages the cooperation of private and public sector investment for the development of corporate hangars and other compatible uses at the Ocala International Airport.

The City will continue to cooperate with Marion County, airport neighbors and community residents to ensure the airport and its surrounding environment are compatible.

The City recognizes the Ocala Airport Advisory Board as an advisory community group and will utilize this voice to assist in providing input for the development and implementation of airport progress, and to provide a means of positive communication with airport users.

Please note:  Overnight Parking is NOT ALLOWED in the terminal parking lot.  Illegally parked vehicles may be towed at owner's expense.

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