ID Badging Services

Cherry Capital Airport ID Badges

The Airport Badging Office is responsible for the issuance of all airport identification badges to employees and/or tenants that access the airport.  The Badging Office is located on the second floor of the Airline Terminal Building.

TVC Terminal Building at night

Airport Badging Office

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Airport Badging Office will be closed in observance of all National Holidays.
Badging Office Phone: (231) 947-2250, Ext 112
Airport Administration Office Phone: (231) 947-2250, option 0
Fax: (231) 947-4329  Attn. Lori Jones (Alt. ASC) 

Airport Badging Office, 727 Fly Don’t Drive, Traverse City, MI  49686

  • Individuals needing access inside the Air Operations Area (AOA) on a regular basis and/or those that require unescorted access MUST possess an airport photo ID badge.
  • SIDA Badge issuance is limited to those individuals who have cleared a TSA Security Threat Assessment (STA) and a FBI Criminal History Record Check (fingerprints required).
  • AOA Badge issuance is limited to those individuals who have cleared a TSA Security Threat Assessment (STA) only (no fingerprints required).

Airport Badging Training Session

Badge training by appointment only: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

All applicant’s need to present their application documents (listed below) and ID’s prior to signing up for a training session. Once a new applicant’s STA and CHRC (if needed) are returned and clear, they will be approved to sign up for a training session. Renewal applicants can sign up for training when all documents and ID’s are presented.

Class Requirements: (needed to be presented and cleared before signing up for a training session) NO EXCEPTIONS

The designated Authorized Signatory of the tenant is required to provide a Badge Application Record TVC Badge Class Form. This form certifies that the applicant is an employee of the particular tenant/company, requires unescorted access to the AOA or SIDA, and states whether the individual will need to have fingerprints and/or driving privileges.


All badge applicants must present two (2) forms of ID or documentation when applying for or renewing an Airport ID Badge. One ID must have been issued by a Government Authority and one must include a photo.

  • First ID: Valid Driver’s License, State ID, or Passport
  • Second ID: Passport, Social Security Card, or Birth Certificate with the raised seal.
  • Non-US Citizens must present their passport and Alien Registration Card or their I-94 arrival/departure card.
  • US Citizens born abroad must present their passport, and Certificate of Naturalization or Certification of Birth Abroad for DS-1350.


Fingerprints are required for SIDA badge applicants (not AOA applicants) and appointments can be made ahead of time through the Badging Office with all required documents and approvals met.  This criminal history check verifies there have been no convictions or disqualifying crimes of any kind.

Security Training

All badge applicants must be able to attend and understand the airport’s security rules, regulations, and procedures and must have the ability to perform the responsibilities associated with unescorted access privileges. Training class requires the applicant to complete the following: badging application, fingerprint application (if needed), Airport ID Badge information sheet and Privacy Act Notice Statement.  Training class participants must undergo a security video, and pass an electronic test certifying their understanding of the information presented.  Any individual who fails the test will be permitted to repeat the training after 24 hours at the next available appointment.

  • Fees:  SIDA = $75.00;  AOA = $30.00
  • Lost: $75.00 for the 1st badge, $150.00 for the 2nd badge & $300.00 for the 3rd badge
  • Renewal: $15.00 – AOA & $75.00 – SIDA every other year.
  • Expired Renewal:  SIDA = $75.00  AOA = $30.00
  • A service charge of 1 ½ % will be charged on all overdue payments.


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