Vehicle Permits

AOA Vehicle Access Permits

All vehicles driving and accessing the Air Operations Area (AOA) shall display an Airport approved AOA vehicle permit. Airport Security is responsible for the issuance of vehicle passes for Contractors, Vendors, and Airport Tenants requiring access to the AOA. All vehicles driving unescorted on the AOA must be registered with the Credentials Office by filling out an AOA Vehicle Access Permit Application form. Designated equipment and vehicles must have a company logo affixed to the side of the vehicle. Logos shall be commercially made or constructed with a minimum of 12” x 12” in size printed, pasted, or magnetically affixed on the vehicle.  Magnetically affixed logos must be displayed at all times while the vehicle is on the AOA.

AOA Vehicle Access Permit Types

Permanent Decal

Permanent Decals are issued to government, airlines, and direct tenants whose vehicles operate daily on the AOA. The decal adheres permanently to front of the vehicle.

2X10 Decal Application

Temporary Vehicle Permit

Temporary Designated Vehicle Permits are issued to contractors, vendors, and companies who do not have a direct lease with the Airport. Also, tenant vehicles that are licensed and operate outside the AOA daily.

Designated and Escort Vehicle Permit Application

Temporary Escort Permits

Temporary Escort Vehicle Permits are restricted to only contractors who have been authorized to escort approved vehicles onto the AOA. Companies must comply with the Airport’s insurance requirements and be approved with Airport’s Credentials Office. Vehicles with Escort Permits must be escorted at all times while driving on the AOA.

To apply for Temporary Escort Permits, please complete two forms:

1.    The escort section on the Designated and Escort Vehicle Permit Application.

        Designated and Escort Vehicle Permit Application

2.   Review and complete the Escort Insurance Requirements and Acknowledgement.

       Escort Insurance Requirements and Acknowledgement

Please allow at least 48 hours for permit processing. Processing is dependent on valid insurance on file. Applications are valid for 30 days from date signed. Once contacted for pick-up, permits are kept for 30 days.

Insurance Requirements

Company vehicles will be issued unescorted permits only when the Airport has verified that the vehicle is covered by a valid insurance policy.  A liability insurance accord with a minimum of $5,000,000 in coverage must be provided (see sample insurance requirements).  Escorted vehicles must have $1,000,000 in coverage.

      Accord Insurance Requirements


A $25.00 fee is charged for each vehicle pass.  Lost or Stolen passes must be reported immediately.  A $50.00 lost or stolen fee will be assessed for a vehicle permit that is replaced.  A new vehicle AOA Vehicle Access Permit Application must be filled out for a replacement permit (fees may be subject to change). 

Ramp Safety Tour

Contractors and vendors that are new to DTW, and require driving access on the Air Operations Area (AOA), must attend a one-time Ramp Safety Tour given by an Airfield Operations Specialist. The tour cannot be taken until the new applicants background has cleared.

Tours are Monday-Friday, 9:30am & 12pm. No appointment is required, unless your company has a large group of individuals wanting to attend at the same time.

Please park in the Credentials parking lot, notify the person at the Credentials Pick Up Window that you are waiting for the tour, and wait in Credentials lobby for an Airfield Operations Specialist. Tour duration is typically 60-75 minutes.

Individuals who have previously taken the Ramp Safety Tour (at any time in the past) do not need to attend this again.

The Ramp Safety Tour is no longer required for renewals. Upon Airport Badge renewal at the Credentials Office, the 30 minute computer-based Ramp Training will replace the previously required tour. This is for all contractors and vendors who have the ramp icon on their badge.

Please contact Airfield Operations for more information at (734) 942-3823.