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Hangar Policies & FAQs

Waiting List for T-Hangars & Shelters

The Livermore Municipal Airport maintains a hangar waiting list for aircraft owners wishing to lease T-Hangars or Shelters. This list is derived from a hangar application form . The application must be completed by the applicant and submitted to the airport office along with a required deposit. The applicants' names will be listed by date in chronological order with the earlier dates at the top of the list. When a T-Hangar or Shelter becomes available, the person on the top of that list will be contacted and offered that unit. The person will have three days to accept the unit for lease. If the person declines the unit due to not currently owning an aircraft, he/she will remain on the top of the list as having “passed”. After two passes the applicant will be moved to the bottom of the list.

Waiting List for Rectangular, 60x60 & 100x100 Hangars

Two separate waiting lists (large box list & small box list), derived from a Hangar Appliation form, are maintained for the box hangars. The policy for administering the large box hangar list reflects the Airport's intent to provide these hangar for corporate or business-type aircraft or to accommodate aviation support services that benefit the Airport community. Applicants for the large box hangars should prepare and attach to the application a brief statement of intent describing the proposed use (including type of aircraft) of the hangar. The Airport Manager will review and apply a point score for each appliation based on criterion as stated in the Policy Statement on Waiting List for Large (Box) Hangars. The applicants will be listed alphabetically with the application date and total points shown after the name. The application date is not a criterion except in the case of ties. The Small Box Hangar list will be maintained and administered in a chronological order by date (no statement of intent is required).
Both lists can be viewed online. A refundable deposit of $365 is required for each application. 

Overview Of Requirements

  • The City of Livermore intends to lease the Hangars solely for the storage of aircraft owned or part-owned by Lessee.
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records will be used to determine aircraft ownership.
  • The required insurance will have a minimum Limit of Liability of $1 million and must show the Lessee as the insured and the City as an additional insured.
  • More than one aircraft will be allowed in the Hangar provided that the registered aircraft of the original Lessee is in the Hangar, and that the Airport Manager has had prior written notice from Lessee of the additional aircraft along with the owner's name, address, telephone number, “N” number of the additional aircraft, and verification of aircraft insurance.
  • Sub-leasing of T-hangars is prohibited.
  • The City is required to provide the names, addresses and aircraft identification numbers of all tenants to the Alameda County Tax Assessor.
  • Hangar inspections may be announced and conducted from time-to-time by airport staff and/or the Fire Marshall for compliance with the Fire Code and Hangar Lease Agreement requirements (please contact the Airport Office for a list of inspection criteria).
  • A separate application & deposit is necessary for each hangar desired.
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If I am offered a hangar but don't have an aircraft, am I dropped from the list?
When a unit becomes available, the person on the list with the highest preference will be contacted and offered the unit and have three days to accept it for lease. If the person declines the unit due to not currently owning an aircraft, he/she will remain on the list as having "passed". After two passes the deposit will be refunded and mailed to the address shown on the applicationn or, upon request, the applicant can be moved to the bottom of the list. The Airport Manager has the right to consider and bring to the Airport Commission for consideration any extraordinary exception or opportunity which may be advantageous and beneficial to the Airport and/or City related to the occupancy of an executive or corporate hangar.

If I have room for more than one airplane, can I share my hangar?
Yes, as long as an aircraft registered to you, the tenant, is also in the hangar and you have the required insurance. Enough space must be available for the additional aircraft to be placed side-to-side with the tenant aircraft, or on an approved airplane lift. You must inform the Airport office, in writing, of the additional aircraft and provide contact information for the owner within 24 hours of occupancy. The owner of this aircraft must also provide evidence of insurance naming the City as an additional insured, subject to approval by the Risk Manager.


Is my deposit refundable? What happens to my deposit when I get a hangar?
 The deposit if fully refundable. If you decide to remove yourself from the waiting list, please submit a written request for a refund and removal from the list. When you are offered a hangar the deposit will be applied to your last month/security deposit which will be equal to the current monthly rental amount.

My aircraft is registered in my company name. What do I need to do when I am offered a hangar?
If the aircraft is registered in a corporate, partnership, trust, or other entitiy name, the entity's name and/or the name of the tenant must appear on the original aircraft registration certificate either as "Registered Owner" or as "other Owner Names", as verified by the Airport Manager through the FAA's official aircraft registration database. For City owned T-hangars the tenant must demonstrate a minimum twenty percent (20%) ownership of the aircraft. Should you be offered a hangar, all rights to the hangar remain with you as the tenant. No rights to the hangar will be conferred to your company or any other officers thereof. Your separation from the company would require you to provide evidence of ownership of another aircraft within 180-days. Failure to replace your aircraft would result in a notice to vacate. The insurance needs to include the tenant's name as policyholder, the City of Livermore as an additional insured and be approved by the Risk Manager. If a tenant leases a City-owned Box Hangar, and is not a valid CAP holder, he/she is required to store at least one solely tenant owned and fully assembled aircraft (in accordance with FAA Order 8130.2 Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft), which is too large to fit in any of the Airport's smaller hangars pursuant to section 11.08.070-G.

What are the requirements to conduct business from my hangar?
Authorization to conduct a commercial business on Livermore Airport property must be approved by the Airport Manager. Requirements as set forth in the Hangar Lease Agreement remain applicable (the Airport Manager reserves the right to waive the requirement to store a tenant-owned aircraft in the hangar). Staff will confirm that each Fixed Base Operator (FBO) applicant has a valid City of Livermore business license and appropriate liability insurance approved by the Risk Manager. Pursuant to Resolution No. 2003-130, adopted by the City of Livermore's City Council, Livermore Airport will assess an annual commercial aviation permit fee to each entity conducting commercial operations on Livermore Airport property. Upon approval of the business endeavor by the Airport Manager, confirmation of a current City business license, insurance, and receipt of the permit fee, a Commercial Aviation Permit (CAP) will be issued. The CAP is an official authorization to conduct business on Airport property. This permit must be posted in the permit holder's office so that it is clearly visible to patrons as well as City staff. The permit may be renewed and is valid for a one-year period from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Upon dissolution of the business, the tenant must continue to meet the requirements of the Hangar Lease Agreement. Regardless of the hangar size, the tenant is required to store one aircraft registered to the tenant in the hangar and provide the requisite insurance. Approved by the Airport Commission on May 16, 2005

What if I sell my aircraft after I have a hangar? Can I sublease my hangar?
We do not allow subleasing of T-hangars. If you sell your aircraft we allow a period of 180-days for you to replace the aircraft. No interim tenancies or sublets will be permitted during this 180-day period unless a Temporary Sublease Agreement is entered into pursuant to section 11.08.070-J. Failure to replace your aircraft within the 180-day period would result in a notice to vacate. If a tenant leases a City-owned Box Hangar, and is not a valid CAP holder, he/she is required to store at least one solely tenant owned and fully assembled aircraft (in accordance with FAA Order 8130.2 Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft), which is too large to fit in any of the Airport's smaller hangars pursuant to section 11.08.070-G.

What role does the Airport Commission play in these policies?
The Airport Commission reviewed and approved these policies. Any revision to, or deviation from these policies must be approved by the Airport Commission.

Why do you require a deposit and how much is it?
 We require a deposit of $204 for the T-Hangar waiting list; there is no deposit required for the Shelter list. In order to qualify and receive State Department of Transportation loans for hangar construction the airport must demonstrate that there is a demand for additional hangars. Requiring a deposit confirms the applicant's desire to obtain a hangar.