In this article, you will get to understand the most recent Connecticut (CT) drone laws and regulations.
Connecticut heeds the federal regulations for safe flight operations. The state has enacted additional regulations concerning recreational and commercial drone use.
Here are some important drone laws that every drone pilot needs to know before flying drones in Connecticut.
The state of Connecticut has its own set of drone regulations. From time to time, Connecticut has also introduced legislation to protect the privacy and public safety.
The use of drones at Connecticut State Parks, State Forest, or other lands controlled by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is strictly forbidden unless authorized by the Commissioner through a Special Use License.
No municipality shall enact or enforce an ordinance or resolution that regulates the ownership, possession, purchase, sale, use, transportation, or operation of any commercial unmanned aircraft or otherwise regulate the ownership, possession, purchase, sale, use, transportation, or operation of such aircraft, except as otherwise authorized by state and federal law, and to the extent, they do not conflict with policies and procedures adopted by the Connecticut Airport Authority.
However, any municipality that is also a water company, as defined in section 25-32a of the general statutes, may enact and enforce ordinances or resolutions that regulate or prohibit the use or operation of private and commercial unmanned aircraft over such municipality’s public water supply and Class I or Class II land.
City and County drone laws in Connecticut refer to local ordinances and regulations that are enacted by counties, cities, or towns.
This ordinance prohibits the operation of any motorized toy, or model aviation within a park unless the operation has been authorized by the Director.
Note: The information on this page is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. For more information on drone laws in Connecticut, visit the FAA’s website or the official websites of the respective departments or consult an attorney.
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