How to Register Your Drone

Register your drone at FAADroneZone whether flying under the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations or Part 107. If you are not sure what kind of a drone flyer you are, check out our User Identification Tool or visit our Getting Started webpage to learn more.

  • All drones must be registered, except those that weigh 0.55 pounds or less (less than 250 grams) and are flown under the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations.
  • Drones registered under the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations cannot be flown under Part 107.

Remote Identification and Your Drone

Drones which are required to be registered or are registered, including those flown for recreation, business, or public safety, must comply with Remote ID.

How to Register

Information Needed to Register

  • Physical address and mailing address (if different from physical address)
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Make and model of your drone
  • Specific Remote ID serial number provided by the manufacturer (if applicable)
  • Credit or debit card

Note: If you are not sure how to locate your Remote ID serial number, please check with the manufacturer for assistance.  

Registration Fees

  • Part 107 registration costs $5 per drone and is valid for three (3) years.
  • The Exception for Limited Recreational Operations registration costs $5, covers all drones in your inventory, and is valid for three (3) years.
  • Once a drone is registered, its registration cannot be transferred between operation types (Part 107 or the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations).

Registration Requirements

  • 13 years of age or older (if the owner is less than 13 years of age, a person 13 years of age or older must register the drone)
  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • For foreign operators, FAA will consider the certificate issued to be a recognition of ownership rather than a certificate of U.S. aircraft registration.

Where to Register

After You Register

Once you register your drone, you will receive an FAA registration certificate. You must have your registration certificate (either a paper copy or digital copy) in your possession when you fly. If another individual operates your drone, they must have your drone registration certificate (either a paper or digital copy) in their possession. Federal law requires pilots flying drones that require registration, to show their certificate of registration to any Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer if asked. The FAA requires that you label all drones with your registration number before you fly them

Failure to register a drone that requires registration may result in regulatory and criminal penalties. 


When your drone registration expires, you need to renew your registration through the FAADroneZone. If you are having trouble logging into the FAADroneZone, you may need to reset your password (PDF). Be sure to use the email address you used when you originally registered your drone with the FAA.

Got Questions? Contact the UAS Support Center 

Last updated: Monday, March 18, 2024