Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones: Government UAS Operators

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Local Ordinances for UAS Operators

Some communities in Minnesota have enacted ordinances or rules related to the operation of drones and model aircraft. This is a list of the ordinances of which MnDOT is aware.

This list is updated when we receive new information. If your community has an ordinance or rule not listed here, please contact:
Tony Fernando
UAS Program Administrator
651-234-7227
anthony.fernando@state.mn.us

MnDOT makes no warranty as to the completeness or accuracy of this list. The drone operator is fully and solely responsible for ensuring that he or she is aware of relevant regulations.

Assistance

MnDOT is the state-level regulatory agency for aircraft in Minnesota. We are here to help your community develop a UAS plan that preserves harmony for your community. For assistance, please contact:

Tony Fernando
UAS Program Administrator
MnDOT - Office of Aeronautics
651-234-7227
anthony.fernando@state.mn.us