Non-Aviation Property

Gateway to Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Airport leases a variety of office and studio spaces.  Conveniently located near major freeways and public transportation lines, the 227 acre airport property is a thriving multi-use center of aviation and non-aviation businesses.  The airport offers businesses and their employees opportunities for ample parking, a City park, restaurants, and sustainable gardens in a unique, historic setting.


Commercial Operations Permit and Business License

All commercial activities on Santa Monica Airport property must have a current Commercial Operations Permit and City of Santa Monica Business License. 

The Commercial Operation Permit Application is reviewed by Airport Staff and the Airport Commission.  Once approved, a Business License must be obtained.

For further information on non-aviation property leasing, contact:

Airport Leasing Office
(310) 458-8772

Santa Monica Airport Artist Space Program

The City of Santa Monica currently has 18 studio spaces at the Santa Monica Airport. These studios can only be used by individual artists engaged in the production of any of the following art media: painting, drawing, sculpture, small scale glass works, ceramics, textiles, woodworking, photography, video art, printmaking, and other visual arts and handcrafts. The spaces must serve as studios, workshops, and other uses primarily dedicated to the production of original works of visual art. 

When these spaces become available, applicants are chosen from a waiting list of pre-qualified artists maintained by the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division and the Santa Monica Airport. Eligible artists are added to the waiting list as applications are received by the City on a first-come first served basis.

Eligibility requirements and application process info

Conference Room

The public can rent a conference room at the Airport Administration Building. As the City is assessing its policies regarding room rentals in light of COVID, room rental is currently unavailable.

Conference Room Info and Application



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