Drones: Rules and Safety Tips

The City of Destin follows all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and guidelines. 

When it comes to flying a drone you must be aware of the FAA rules and regulations. As technology constantly changes please be sure to stay up-to-date on drone operations

For more information please visit the following websites:



 FAA Fact Sheet - Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107)



Registration: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/register_drone/

Reporting: https://hotline.faa.gov/

Alabama Northwest Florida Flight Standards District Office

1500 Urban Center Drive, Suite 250

Birmingham, Alabama 35242



205-876-1358 Fax


Additional Info: https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/

ArcGis Map from FAA: https://faa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c2e4406710048e19806ebf6a06754ad

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