You must register your drone according to the rules you follow when you fly.

UAS Flown under the Small UAS Rule (Part 107)

The FAA requires you to:

  1. Register your unmanned aircraft under "part 107"
  2. Label your unmanned aircraft (PDF) with your registration number

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

In order to register, you'll need:

  • 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 under the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336)

If you are flying under the Special Rule for Model Aircraft, 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 UAS upon arrival in the United States (online registration serves as a certificate of ownership).

UAS Flown under a Section 333 Exemption or a Public COA

Unmanned aircraft 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.

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