The City of Palo Alto is Developing Primary Management and Compliance Documents (PMCDs) for the Airport. As part of the public process, we are seeking your input. If you would like to provide feedback, please click on the City of Palo Alto Rules and Regulations Comment, Minimum Standards, Leasing/Rents and Fees Policy and Feedback form before Friday, January 12, 2018.


Rules and Regulations sets forth the rules and regulations for the safe, orderly, and efficient use of the Airport to protect the public health, safety, interest, and welfare on the Airport.


Minimum Standards sets forth the minimum requirements that need to be met to engage in commercial aeronautical activities at the Airport.


Leasing/Rents and Fees Policy sets forth the parameters for leasing airport land and improvements and outlines the process for establishing and adjusting airport rents and fees.


Palo Alto Airport (airport) is located within a half mile of Highway 101. Airport staff is dedicated to promoting aviation while working cooperatively with residents of Palo Alto and surrounding communities. The airport is a general aviation field, owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto and is a general aviation field. In addition to being the tenth busiest single runway airport in California, PAO is a reliever to three Bay Area airports. The airport has one paved runway 13/31, measuring 2,443 × 70 feet. 

The terminal building  is available to transient pilots and visitors with Wi-Fi, seating, restrooms and parking for vehicles adjacent to the terminal.  Vehicle parking is free for the first 8 hours. 

Please view the current Fee Schedule
for tie-down and parking rates. If interested in tie-down availability, contact PAO staff directly at or call 650-329-2444.

Existing airport tenants can update their account information by completing the Account Update Form and e-mailing it to

Airport operations, facility and field maintenance, and tie-down services are handles by airport staff located in the terminal building.

Contact Palo Alto Airport staff 
at 650.329.2444 or for assistance or answers regarding airport services.

Palo Alto Airport
1925 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Airport Identifier: PAO
Terminal Hours: 7am to 9pm

Palo Alto Airport Operations staff available from 7am to 9pm seven
days a week.

Air Traffic Control Tower operated by the Federal Aviation Administration

Noise Hotline: 650-329-2405


RSAT Meeting on 12/05/16

Airport Layout Plan

Aviation Businesses

2016 Annual Aircraft Noise Complaints Report

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2017