Drones: Municipal Use and Regulation

Information Memo

Published: May 1, 2024

Drones Municipal Use and Regulation
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Outlines legal developments surrounding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones. Discusses how cities are using drones, how cities can legally operate them, and other considerations for cities before flying drones. Reviews a city’s authority to regulate drones and includes links to helpful Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) documents and materials.