Airport Security

The Concord-Padgett Regional Airport Badging Office
has moved to the first floor
in the General Aviation Terminal Building.

9000 Aviation Blvd.
Concord, NC  28027

Walk-in Office Hours:
Monday 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (except lunch 12 to 1 PM)

NOTE: For other times, Appointments are REQUIRED but limited.

We are now offiering limited Sunday appointments.


Rob Water, Airport Security Coordinator 704-920-5914
Frank Demorrow, Alternate ASC 704-920-5951
Sabrina Jackson, CSR 704-920-5906

Attention badge applicants:

Badging hours (and walk-in appointments) may be limited due to staffing. Please call ahead before coming to the airport. Appointments should be made to ensure a designated staff member will be available to assist you.  Please email or call one of the the following to make the appointment:

Rob Walter, Sabrina Jackson, or Frank Demorrow to make an appointment 704-920-5906. 



All areas inside the fence at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport are restricted security areas.  There are different security levels for different areas of the airport and each areas has specific requirements and authorization to access. For example, all airline passengers must be screened through the TSA checkpoint before boarding an aircraft and all employees must pass security training and background check before working at the airport un-escorted. Each based aircraft owner and those designated by the owner to have un-escorted access to the aircraft must have an Airport ID Badge issued to them that also requires successful completion of a TSA background check and security training before the badge can be issued.  



Everyone at the airport (visitors and employees) are asked to remain vigilant for suspicious activities and report anything to airport operations & security, Police, or TSA.




 Airport Badging


The first steps for obtaining a badge at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport is to complete a Badge Request form and a Badge Application

These forms must be completed by the applicant and signed by their authorized signer.


If you have the email address of your authorized signer, these forms may be filled out and submitted electronically following the links below: (NOTE, Identity verification and ID documentation must still be made before application can be fully processed)

Badge Request Form:


SIDA Badge Application:


Non-SIDA Badge Application:


If applying for a SIDA badge

Fingerprints will need to be taken and a fingerprint card submitted along with ID documentation to the airport badging office for processing.

Fingerprints can be obtained from the City of Concord Police Department at their headquarters building, located at 41 Cabarrus Ave. West, Concord, NC 28025 during the following times:

Tuesdays starting at 8:30am until 11:30am

Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

The cost is $10 for one set, $15 for two sets and $20 for three sets. This service is not available on City of Concord Observed Holiday.


NOTE: Badge Applications and Fingerprint cards at submitted to the Airport Badging office, not the Police Dept.






A photo of the applicant will be taken in the badging office and the application will then be processed.

Once the applicants background check is completed and passed, the applicant will be assigned training that covers airport security, safety, and airport familiarization.  This training is done on-line by the applicant and knowledge is materials is demonstrated by successful passing of a on-line assessment. 

Once this process is complete, the applicant can schedule an appointment with the badging office to have the badge issued.



Authorized Signer

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport requires an authorized signer be designated for each badge applicant entity (airport contractor, governmental entity, vendor, and lease/use agreement holder).

In the case of one aircraft with one owner, the City of Concord Aviation Director will authorize one badge for that individual.


Each agreement holder must designate at least one Authorized Signers for their organization to serve as a liaison between the airport and the company and authorize, keep track of, and assist each badge application / holder through the process.  This person must go through the badging process themselves and complete "Authorized Signer" training prior to authorizing badges for other members of their organization.

The two documents that are required as part of this process are Authorized Signer designation letter and a company compliance agreement. 

Those two documents must be submitted to the airport badging office with the badge application for the authorized signer initially.

If there are any changes to the company Authorized Signer, the documents must be resubmitted for the airport file. 



Airport Keys

New Tenants and contractors needing keys to any building or lock owned by the City of Concord-Padgett Regional Airport must obtain keys from the Aviation Department using the Key Request Form.  Keys are issued to individuals who are accountable for them.  They must not be copied or shared with others and must be returned and fully accounted for when no longer needed.  Keys and key holders are audited annually.



 Airport Security Fees

 Airport ID Badge Fees and Charges All individuals requiring unescorted access "inside the fence" at the airport must obtain an airport ID Badge for the areas they will be accessing. There are different badge types depending on the access required. Badge Application can be downloaded, filled out by the individual, signed by the designated "Authorized Signer" and delivered in person to the Airport administration office where individual will be required to show ID and pay appropriate badge fees. Most badges are good for two years except Construction Badges and Temporary Badges which are good for 12 months.

AOA Badge Fees ($25 to $35 each)

Initial background check fee $5.00

Initial Airport ID Badge Fee $20.00 (badge fee increased from $10 on 7/1/18)

Proximity card fee (for gate access) additional $10.00 (if required)



Annual Vehicle Decal Fee $12.00 (if required)

Badge Renewal Fee $25.00 (every 24 months)

Lost or Expired Badge fee $25.00

Replacement Badge Fee $25.00

Un-returned Badge fee up to $250.00

SIDA Badges (For Airline Operations Areas)


Initial Airport ID Badge Fee $50.00


Badge Renewal Fee $50.00 (every 24 months)

Lost or Expired Badge fee $25.00

Replacement Badge Fee $25.00 (non-working/defective badge will be replaced free of charge withing 30 days after its been issued)

Un-returned Badge fee $250.00