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Register Your Drone

You must register your drone according to the rules you follow when you fly. If you are not sure what kind of a drone flyer you are, check out our Getting Started webpage.

UAS Flown by Certified Remote Pilots including Commercial Operators (Part 107)

The FAA requires you to:

  1. Register your when flying under Part 107.
  2. Label your drone (PDF) with your registration number.

Registration costs $5 per aircraft and is valid for 3 years.

In order to register, you'll need to provide the following information:

  • Email address
  • Credit or debit card
  • Physical address and mailing address (if different from physical address)
  • Make and model of your unmanned aircraft

Register an unmanned aircraft online.

Register an unmanned aircraft by paper.

UAS Flown by Recreational Fliers and Modeler Community-Based Organizations (Formerly Section 336)

If you are flying for hobby or recreation only, you must:

  1. Register as a "modeler"
  2. Label your model aircraft with your registration number

In order to register, you must be:

  • 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 model aircraft)
  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident*

In order to register, you'll need:

  • Email address
  • Credit or debit card
  • Physical address and mailing address (if different from physical address)

Register online (must weigh less than 55 pounds).

Register an unmanned aircraft by paper.

* Visiting foreign nationals must register their drone or UAS upon arrival in the United States (online registration serves as a certificate of ownership). Read more about Information for Foreign UAS Operators in the United States.

UAS Flown under an exemption under the Special Authority for Certain Unmanned Systems (U.S.C. 44807) or a Public Certificates of Authorization (COA)

Unmanned aircraft or drone flown under any of these rules must be registered as "non-modeler." Refer to the Part 107 registration instructions above.

Register an unmanned aircraft online (must weigh less than 55 pounds).

Register an unmanned aircraft by paper.

UAS Registration Data

Browse a geographic list of small unmanned aircraft registry enrollments and registrants.

Additional Resources

*Section 336 was repealed by the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Changes are forthcoming in 2019 and will be updated here. In the meantime, please follow former guidelines.

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