Drone Registration - Iowa

Do you have to register your drone in Iowa?

Yes. Iowa drone regulations require that you register your drone with the FAA and firmly affix the FAA drone registration number to your aircraft prior to flight. Federal law requires that any small unmanned aircraft (drones) weighing more than .55 pounds and less than 55, be registered and marked with a registration number, either by registering online or by using the legacy paper based registration process.

Federal law also requires drone operators who are required to register, to show their certificate of registration to any State, or local law enforcement officer if asked. You can show it electronically or show the printed certificate.

You must use the web-based registration process to register and the unmanned aircraft flown must be registered individually by the owner. Registrants must supply their name, address, and email address, in addition to the make, model, and serial number (if available) for each drone they want to fly. Once officially registered, you can apply your registration number to as many drones as you want. 

To quickly register your drone in Iowa please register online by clicking the button below.