How To Register Your Drone or UAV with the FAA

How to Register Your Drone

The FAA allows drone pilots to register online or through an Aircraft Registration Branch. Applying online is the easiest way to get flying! Follow the 3 simple steps below to get started:

Step 1

Visit and follow all instructions. Note, the FAA only allows drones under 55lbs to be registered online. 

Step 2

Register under the correct program. There are two ways to register. Depending on how you plan to use your drone, you will either:

    • Register through the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336)
    • Register through the FAA's Small UAS Rule (Part 107)

Step 3

Pay the associated fees, follow all rules and regulations, and start flying!



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