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§ 65.2. General powers of municipalities in the establishment, acquisition, operation and maint...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 3. Aircraft and Airports

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 3. Aircraft and Airports
Municipal Airports Act 1947
3 Okl.St.Ann. § 65.2
§ 65.2. General powers of municipalities in the establishment, acquisition, operation and maintenance of airports and air navigation facilities
(a) Establishment, operation, land acquisition. Every municipality is authorized, out of any appropriations or other monies made available for such purpose, to plan, establish, develop, construct, enlarge, improve, maintain, equip, operate, regulate, protect and police airports and air navigation facilities, either within or without the territorial limits of such municipality and within or without the territorial boundaries of this state, including the construction, installation, equipment, maintenance and operation at such airports of buildings and other facilities for the servicing of aircraft or for the comfort and accommodation of air travelers, and the purchase and sale of supplies, goods and commodities as an incident to the operation of its airport properties. For such purposes the municipality may use any available property that it may now or hereafter own or control and may, by purchase, gift, devise, lease, eminent domain proceedings or otherwise, acquire property, real or personal, or any interest therein including easements in airport hazards or land outside the boundaries of an airport or airport site as are necessary to permit safe and efficient operation of the airport or to permit the removal, elimination, obstruction-marking or obstruction-lighting of airport hazards or to prevent the establishment of airport hazards.
(b) Acquisition of existing airports. Any municipality may by purchase, gift, devise or lease acquire existing airports and air navigation facilities, provided however it shall not acquire or take over any airport or air navigation facility without the consent of the owner thereof.
(c) Establishment of airports on public waters and reclaimed lands. For the purposes of this act,1 a municipality may establish or acquire and maintain, within or bordering upon the territorial limits of the municipality, airports in, over and upon, any public waters of this state, any submerged lands under such public waters, and any artificial or reclaimed lands which before the artificial making or reclamation thereof constituted a portion of the submerged lands under such public waters; and may construct and maintain terminal building, landing floats, causeways, roadways and bridges for approaches to or connecting with any such airport, and landing floats and breakwaters for the protection thereof.
(d) Limitation on design and operation of air navigation facilities. All air navigation facilities established or operated by municipalities shall be supplementary to and coordinated in design and operation with those established and operated by the federal and state governments.


Laws 1947, p. 16, § 2.


Title 3, § 65.1 et seq.
3 Okl. St. Ann. § 65.2, OK ST T. 3 § 65.2
Current with legislation of the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2023) and the First Extraordinary Session of the 59th Legislature (2023). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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