Applying for an Access Card

Applying for Access Cards (Airport Badge)

The application process begins via email to

Your email must include: 

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Affiliation to the airport

In response, you will receive an email with further instructions on the application process, including a request for documents. Once we receive and review the requested documents, we will schedule an appointment for you to have your photo taken and finalize your application.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Current Driver's License.
  • Proof of airport affiliation*

The application process must be started via email to Please do not go to the Airport Customer Service desk to request an access card.

Make payment at the Airport Customer Service Desk when your access card is issued. 

Pre-qualified Applicants & Qualifying Affiliation

Persons eligible to apply for an access card include the following:

  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Regular passengers and family members of based aircraft
  • Hangar owners
  • Flying club members
  • Employees of approved commercial aeronautical activities
  • Vendors and contractors
  • Any other persons as decided on a case-by-case basis by the executive director

*Applicants must provide proof of qualifying affiliation at the time of application. Proof of qualifying affiliation includes:

  • a copy of a current hangar lease
  • proof of hangar ownership
  • flying club membership 
  • any other document that verifies your affiliation with McKinney National Airport


Access cards expire two years after the date of issuance. Expiration date appears on the bottom of the access card below the name.