Drone Laws in United States of America

United States of America Regional Governing Body

For state specific regulations, please see additional guidelines below.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)

UAV specifics:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/

Regulations:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/regulations_policies/

Applying for an Operators’ Certificate:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/civil_operations/

Model Aircraft

http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/91-57.pdf

UAV Operator Qualification Requirements

Special Airworthiness Certificate, Experimental Category:
https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/airworthiness_certification/sp_awcert/experiment/sac/

Application for U.S. Airworthiness Certificate:
https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/media/form/faa_form_8130-6.pdf

Additional Guidelines

FAA Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap:
http://www.faa.gov/about/plans_reports/modernization/media/sec.332(a).pdf

National Conference of State Legislatures, UAS Legislation:
http://www.ncsl.org/research/civil-and-criminal-justice/unmanned-aerial-vehicles.aspx

Regional Organizations