Interstate Operator Requirements

Interstate operators registered with the Department of Transportation (DOT) exempts them from most of our city ordinances with regards to ground transportation. Interstate operators can operate in two ways.  You may register your vehicle with the Ground Transportation Department, or you may purchase operating permits when entering the airport.

If you wish to register and have an Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) tag affixed to your vehicle, you will need to complete and submit a Registration Form, along with a copy of your DOT Motor Carrier Certificate. You will then need to call and schedule an appointment for the vehicle to stop by our office to have an AVI affixed.

Our operating hours are Monday - Thursday 0800 - 1600, and Friday 0800 - 1500.  Please make sure to contact our office and schedule your appointment.  Walk in appointments are available, but they are not guaranteed for expedited service.

If you wish to purchase permits when entering the airport, please follow the instructions below for Non-AVI Operations.

Non-AVI Operations

We currently offer a day ($50), weekly ($250), or monthly ($500) pass for out of state companies to operate at our airport if they are registered with the DOT and do not wish to have an AVI affixed to their vehicle. Operators entering the terminal area through Booth 10 must stop and purchase their pass.  Once purchased, the receipt needs to be displayed, or provided when asked for by airport personnel. Operators caught operating at the airport without an AVI tag or a receipt from the kiosk at Booth 10 are subject to a citation and fines per Salt Lake City Ordinance.

All ground transportation providers must comply with the specific requirements of Salt Lake City Ground Transportation Ordinances and Rules and Regulations, which includes the payment of fees as shown in the AVI Rate Schedule.

Airport Operating Areas

Interstate operators are allowed to pick up and drop off in the middle (B) lane at the terminal front area.  The Purple Curb (see map below) is in the middle lane at Columns 2B and 3B, and is designated for interstate operators.  Operators caught picking up or dropping off outside these areas will be subject to a citation. The following map shows all the terminal front zones.