Request an Aeronautical Permit

Do you want to use a helicopter for a special event?

The City of Orlando requires permits for helicopters that will be at one location in city limits for any length of time.

Online

Gather your information

You will need to upload: 

  • Proof of insurance (including ID number and expiration date)
  • FAA approval documents

Give us the details of your event

Use our Special Events Portal to start determining what permits and city services might be required for your event.

Tell Us About Your Event

Begin the application process

After you have answered all of the screening questions in the Special Events Portal, click the "Begin Permit Applications" button at the bottom of the summary page. You will then need to name your project and click "Next".

Request your permits

Make sure you apply for the permits in the order that they are listed. For example, if your event is planned for a park, you will need to secure that venue before you apply for a Aeronautical Permit. 

We'll review your request

We will review your applications and contact you if we need additional information.

Make a payment

When prompted, you can pay the permit processing fees.

Receive your permits

When your permit is approved, we will email it to you.