Companies wishing to operate taxi, limousine, van-shuttle, courtesy vehicle, or baggage service at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport must obtain a Ground Transportation Permit. The permit term is one year effective January 1 through December 31. The application package consists of the Ground Transportation Permit form, Exhibit A - Application, Exhibit B - Sworn Statement on Public Entity Crimes, and Exhibit C – Rules and Regulations. These forms should be completed and returned to the Properties Department along with necessary insurance information.

Instructions for Completion of the Forms:

  1. GT Permit - submit a signed and completed permit.  A fully executed copy will be returned to you upon approval. Download the Ground Transportation Permit.
  2. Exhibit A – Application – complete name, address and contact information - list all vehicles which will be used. Download the Ground Transportation Permit Application
  3. Exhibit B - Sworn Statement on Public Entity Crimes – complete and sign in the presence of a notary. Download the Sworn Statement on Public Entity Crime
  4. Please review Exhibit C - Rules & Regulations and ensure all of your drivers are aware of proper procedures for picking up and dropping off passengers. Download the Operating Rules & Regulations
  5. Submit a Certificate of Insurance (COI) evidencing $1,000,000 Automobile Liability, listing the “Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority, its governing members, officers, employees, agents and volunteers” shall be endorsed as an Additional Insured on all insurance policies. Vehicle make, model, year, and vin# must be listed in the Descriptions of Operations box, or on an attached vehicle schedule.
  6. One-time Pickup Application.

Submittal Instructions:
Mail via USPS, Fax, or Email your completed application package, including a COI to:
Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority
Attn: Properties Department
6000 Airport Circle
Sarasota, FL 34243
Fax : 941-359-5054
Email : [email protected]

Payment Instructions:
Make your payment online via credit card @
Scroll down the page to “Ground Transportation”
Click on “Buy Now”
Add the appropriate amount to be charged ($350 per company plus $15 per permit sticker)
Click on “Continue”
In the Description Box add “GT Permit plus (how many stickers you want to purchase)
Add Card Number (Mastercard, Visa or Discover)
Add Expiration Date
Complete Billing Information
Enter Security Code provided
Click on “Pay Now”
You will receive a receipt to print or save
SRQ also receives a copy of the receipt to verify payment

*If you do not wish to pay by credit card, please include a check when mailing your application package to the address above.

Upon review and approval of all necessary documents, typically within seven (7) days, the Properties Department will contact the company owner to schedule a convenient date and time to issue the permit stickers.

Additional Information:

  • VEHICLES MAY NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE QUEUING AREA. If you wish to meet a passenger in the baggage area, your vehicle must be inspected by the Police Department.

For more information, please contact the Properties Department at 359-2770, ext. 4205 or email [email protected].