Under Ohio Revised Code and as owner of the land and buildings at the COATC Base campus, the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority has policy-making powers. These policies include policies for everything ranging from parking to smoking while on the campus.

These are policies that impact COATC personnel and visitors alike.

Tobacco Free Policy

On November 7, 2006, Ohio voters passed a statewide smoking ban. That ban, implemented by local health departments, prompted the Port Authority to enact a policy to designate the entire COATC campus tobacco-free as of May 31, 2008. The campus-wide tobacco-free campus policy is in accordance with Ohio Dept. of Health rules that permit enforcement of a campus-wide smoking ban by the Health Department or by individual employers. An aerial photo depicts the areas subject to the campus-wide policy. Last updated: April 2008

Parking Regulations

The Port Authority on-site parking regulations regarding all Port Authority multi-tenant property, namely the Base campus of the Aerospace Center. Last updated: June 2020

Incident Report

Report on-site crashes or incidents to the Port Authority. There’s also a Word version of the form. Last updated: March 2011

Concealed Carry

In April 2004, state law took affect licensing the concealed carrying of firearms. Since the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority is a government entity, firearms are prohibited in all buildings on the COATC campus, by law.

The Port Authority sees its responsibility, dually, as protecting the on-site personnel as well as protecting an unwitting licensee from carrying weapons illegally into a government building. As such, the possession of firearms is strongly discouraged on the entire COATC campus with signage posted at the main entrances to the campus.

Open Records & Retention Schedule

Many records of the Port Authority are public records. This policy outlines records available, records not available, and methods and costs for obtaining and/or viewing records. It also includes a records retention schedule. Last updated: September 2010