In Minnesota, drones are governed by federal regulations, state statutes, and administrative rules. This page provides links to authoritative repositories for regulations, statutes, and rules relevant to drone operations. It will be updated as information is received.
However, it is always the responsibility of the drone operator to ensure he or she is in compliance with all relevant regulations, statutes, and rules, regardless of whether they have been posted here.
Most federal regulations regarding aircraft are found in Title 14 Combined Federal Regulations (CFR). Authoritative text of CFRs is provided by the Government Printing Office via the e-CFR system.
|14 CFR Part 1||Definitions|
|14 CFR Part 91||General Operating and Flight Rules|
|14 CFR Part 107||Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems|
Minnesota statutes are published electronically by the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Chapter 360 deals with aeronautics, which includes regulation of airports and aircraft. Take special note of 360.59.
|360.012||Sovereignty; liability; Effect of other law|
|360.511-360.675||Aircraft Registration and Taxation|
Minnesota Administrative Rules
Minnesota Administrative Rules are published electronically by the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Chapter 8800 is administered by MnDOT and relates to aeronautics.
|8800.3100||Definition of Comercial Operations|
|8800.3200||Licensing of Commercial Operations|
MnDOT is the state-level regulatory agency for aircraft in Minnesota. We are here to help you with your UAS operations. For assistance, please contact:
UAS Program Administrator
MnDOT - Office of Aeronautics