Cherry Capital Airport ID Badges
The Airport Administration Office is responsible for the issuance of all airport identification badges to employees and/or tenants that access the airport. The Administration Office is located on the second floor of the Airline Terminal Building.
Airport Administration Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Airport Administration Office will be closed in observance of all National Holidays.
Administration Phone: (231) 947-2250, option 0
Lori Jones (Alt. ASC): (231) 947-2250, option 0
Fax: (231) 947-4329
Administrative 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 Class
Summer hours (May – August): Tuesday 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. & Thursday 9:00 a.m.
Regular hours: (September – April): Wednesday 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Class Requirements: (sign up no later than the day before class)
An Authorized Signatory Badge Class Form from the designated Authorized Signatory of the tenant is required prior to participation in the badging class – NO EXCEPTIONS. This form certifies that the applicant is an employee of the particular tenant/company, requires unescorted access to the AOA, and states whether the individual will need to have 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, 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 Administration Office with all required documents and approvals met. This criminal history check verifies there have been no convictions or disqualifying crimes of any kind.
All badge applicants must be able to attend and understand the airport’s security rules, regulations and procedures and 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), and Privacy Act Notice Statement. Training class participants must undergo a security video, listen to a lecture, and pass a written test certifying their understanding of the information presented. Any individual who fails the test will be permitted to repeat the training and retake the test at the Airport Trainer’s discretion.
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.
ALL BADGES MUST BE RETURNED TO THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE IMMEDIATELY WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL NO LONGER NEEDS OR HAS AN ASSOCIATION WITH THE AREA IN WHICH THEY ARE BADGED FOR.
- Cherry Capital Airport Badged Employee Record (PDF)
- Cherry Capital Airport Fingerprint Application (PDF)
- Privacy Act Statement (PDF)