Final Rules – Drone Registration Required by FAA in US Starting 21/12/15



   Notice to Drone Owners in the USA

                   FAA requires all drones to be registered prior use  

December 21, 2015

Drones purchased after December 21, 2015 must be registered before it first flight outdoors. Failure to register your drone can result in administrative penalties up to $27,500 and civil and criminal penalties of up to $250,000 and three years in prison.

In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruled that US residents must also register their current drones by February 19, 2016 unless the drone is covered by a 333 exemption.

Registration is a statutory requirement and applies to all drones weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms), including payloads such as on-board cameras.

Registration opens December 21 and is free through January 20. After that, the FAA will charge $5 for registration.

Owners may register through a web-based system at 

Registrants will need to provide their name, home address, e-mail address and drone manufacturer and model name, and serial number, if available. Upon completion of the registration process, the web application will generate a Certificate of Aircraft Registration/Proof of Ownership that will include a unique identification number for the UAS owner, which must be marked on the drone.

The full rule can be viewed here: 

The FAA also recommends that drone owners take time to learn rules of operation via Know Before You Fly materials, available at

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