Title: Commercial Operations -Aviation
Description: Minnesota law defines a commercial operation as any operation of an aircraft for compensation or hire, or any services performed incidental to the operation of any aircraft for which a fee is charged or compensation is received. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:11:56 PM
Modification Date: 3/5/2010 11:57:02 AM
Agency Name: Transportation (MnDOT), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: http://www.dot.state.mn.us
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) provides a balanced transportation system. Responsible areas include aeronautics, highways, motor carriers, ports, public transit, railroads and pipelines.
Agency Phone: 800-657-3774
Agency Fax: Agency URL: http://www.dot.state.mn.us
Agency Address: Transportation (MnDOT), Minnesota Department of
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Division Name: Office of Aeronautics
Division Phone: 651-234-7232
Division Fax: Division URL:
Division Address: 222 E. Plato Blvd.
Minnesota Law defines a commercial operation as any operation of an aircraft for compensation or hire, or any services performed incidental to the operation of any aircraft for which a fee is charged or compensation is received. If you are providing a service that requires operation of an aircraft or working on an aircraft, these Rules may apply to you.
In addition to licensing the service, there may be restrictions on the type of airport where the commercial operation may take place. Public Airports will accommodate almost any commercial operation. Commercial Operations may take place at a Private Airport but some services require the Private Airport to meet the Public Airport safety standards. Very few commercial operations may be conducted from Personal Use Airports.
Review Commercial Operations
Rules: 8800.3100 - .4600
Commercial Operations Form & Dealer's License Form - Interactive Form (PDF) or Form (PDF)
Bond Form - Interactive Form (PDF) or Form (PDF)
To use the interactive PDF forms: download the applicable form by clicking on the link, type in all applicable information, print the form, sign and return by mail.
To use the PDF forms: download the applicable form by clicking on the link, print the form, fill in all applicable information, sign and return by mail.
Application forms are available at Commercial Operations and Aviation Forms, Licenses and Registrations
Period of Issuance:
Effective for one year from date of issuance and renewal
Length of Determination: One to three weeks.
License Detail URL:
Aeronautics and Aviation
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