Security Badge

Badging Qualifications

All persons seeking unescorted access must be badged by the Durango - La Plata County Airport.

To qualify for an Airport Security Badge (SIDA, AOA (General Aviation), and Concessionaire), you must:

  • Be employed with an entity operating on Durango-La Plata County Airport grounds.
  • Have an aircraft based on the DRO airfield or own/lease/sublease hangar space.
  • Be an employee of a Federal, State or Local Agency operating at the  Durango-La Plata County Airport.

Badging FAQ

Two forms of current government-issued IDs are required, from the list of approved documents for I-9 verification.

Background checks usually take 5 to 14 business days.

Training is required for all badge holders.  Some driver training may be included.

Durango Airport SIDA Badges are valid for 2 years from issue. Durango Airport Sterile Access, AOA and Restricted Area Access Badges are valid for 1 year from issue.

Badges may be renewed up to 30 days before the expiration date.

Badge Application Forms

SIDA or Sterile Area Badge Application (PDF)

AOA (General Aviation) Badge Application (PDF)