The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. This project is the first intermodal clearance facility of its kind built in Florida. The facility will consist of a 3,210-square foot concrete block structure, marine trailer accessible road access, parking lot and a customer friendly environment.
This facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach. This project began in September of 2010 during the Airport Master Planning process with the Martin County Board of County Commissioners.
Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses.
The Customs facility at Witham Field is anticipated to open by the end of 2018.