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.

New GA Terminal Groundbreaking Ceremony 

The City of Ocala will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the General Aviation Terminal at the Ocala International Airport on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the current terminal site located at 1770 SW 60th Ave.   This event is free and open to the public. Members of the media are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.