Crane Requirements

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires a permit on construction cranes any time that they will exceed 200 feet in height (Above Ground Level), and are placed within 5.00 miles of an airport.

A notice is provided to the FAA via Form 7460-1, Notice of Proposed Requirement Construction or Alteration. The form is required when any proposed construction or alteration falls within any of the following categories:

  1. Is greater than 200 feet in height above ground level at its location
  2. Is near a public use or military airport, heliport, or seaplane base
  3. Is a traverses way (Highway, railroad, or waterway) that exceeds standards
  4. Is located on a public-use or military airport or heliport
  5. Is requested by the FAA

The FAA requires FAA Form 7460-1 to be submitted at least 30 days before or more before the following: 1. the date the proposed construction is to begin, 2. the date an application for a construction permit is to be filed.

For further information and to file the form please click the following link:

Also please check with Federal, State and Local Governments for any forms or permits that are also required. For more information please contact the FAA or refer to Federal Aviation Regulations Part 77.