FAA Recreational Drone Registration

Copy of Drone hovering over city
Copy of Sample PDF drone registration certificate
Copy of Drone registration ID card
Copy of Drone registration labels
Copy of Drone hovering over city
Copy of Sample PDF drone registration certificate
Copy of Drone registration ID card
Copy of Drone registration labels

FAA Recreational Drone Registration

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3 Year FAA Recreational Drone Registration, FAA Certificate of Registration (PDF), Drone Labeling Instructions, Drone Safety Guidance

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  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Drone Registration Certificate: Recreational use, valid for 3 years, PDF format.
  • Drone Labeling Instructions and Safety Guidance: Tips for drone labeling and basic drone safety guidance.
  • Optional 3x Drone Labels: You are required to label the exterior of your drone with your certificate number. Waterproof, 1.875" x 0.875" (each label), available in several colors. (+$8.95)
  • Optional Drone ID Card: You must present your registration to law enforcement and FAA representatives upon request. Credit card size, 30-mil thickness, dual-sided and printed in full color. (+$12.95)

To fly under the exception for recreational flyers, you must:

  • Register and label your drone
  • Fly only for recreational purposes
  • Follow the safety guidelines of a community based organization
  • Keep your drone within the visual line of sight or use a visual observer
  • Give way and do not interfere with any manned aircraft
  • Get prior authorization before operating in controlled airspace
  • Fly at or below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace
  • Comply with all airspace restrictions
  • Pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test

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 drone)
  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (visiting foreign nationals must register their drone upon arrival in the United States.)

In order to register, you'll need:

  • Email address
  • Credit card, debit card, or Apple Pay
  • Physical address (not a post office box)

Other Registration Options

Drone Registration Accessories