Noise Program

If you request a call back, airport staff will respond during normal business hours, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday.

Please be aware that all information submitted will become part of the City’s public records and that Arizona’s Public Records Law, A.R.S. §39-121, et. seq. will require the City to disclose such record and information upon a request for public records.

Prescott Regional Airport (PRC) is committed to monitoring airport-related noise levels in the surrounding communities and is dedicated to helping stakeholders understand science and regulations associated with airport flight operations and noise in a transparent, clear, and accessible way to those we serve.

The Airport’s goal is to minimize the effects of flight operations on the surrounding community while ensuring the long-term success of the Airport. Pilot compliance with our voluntary noise abatement procedures is extremely important in maintaining goodwill between the Airport and the community.

Designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a primary, non-hub commercial service airport, Prescott is utilized by light aircraft, helicopters, corporate aircraft, a commercial airline, and military aircraft. In 2021, PRC was the 3rd busiest airport in Arizona and the 18th busiest airport in the nation with 311,342 total aircraft operations.

Noise complaints will only be logged when they contain accurate and complete information, including the first and last name, physical address, date and time of the noise occurrence and means of contact (telephone number or email address).

Noise complaints should be reported within one week of occurrence. There is no limit to the number of complaints that an individual can submit or request to receive a response to each day. However, the Airport may only acknowledge receipt of up to three complaints per individual.

Threatening and abusive language from complainants will not be tolerated. Phone calls, voicemail messages, or written communication with abusive language will not be tolerated (i.e. vulgar or offensive language that goes beyond expressing anger about a problem and begins attacking the airport staff member handling or receiving the complaint).

Any threats against people, structures, or aircraft will be forwarded to the appropriate local or federal law enforcement officials for review and possible response.

The Prescott Regional Airport has no regulatory authority over aircraft/helicopters in flight.

The FAA Office of Flight Standards monitors aircraft operations. Locally, the Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) services the Prescott area. Visit the SDL FSDO website or contact at (480) 284-4450.

For more information on filing a Low Flying Aircraft or Noise Report with the FAA, please visit the FAA website at either: FAA- Aircraft Noise  or FAA- No Low Fly.