In this article, we’ll get aware of the latest Michigan drone laws in the state and other local drone laws within the state. Read on for details.
Michigan has recently passed legislation that makes flying drones within its borders illegal unless you get special authorization from the state. The general law regarding flying drones in the United States also requires drone operators to register their drones with the FAA DroneZone.
Flying drones over populated areas or near airports are prohibited under federal law. If you plan to operate a drone commercially, you’ll need to obtain a license from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The following is a list of laws on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Michigan. The information below was compiled from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and other sources.
This law prohibits using drones in a way that obstructs someone engaged in hunting or fishing.
It is a misdemeanor for anyone to operate a drone in a manner that is against this law.
This statute forbids:
Under this act:
Violation of this law is a misdemeanor penalty.
Drones are allowed in Michigan for recreational and commercial use, subject to FAA regulations and flight controls put in place by local governments. Local drone laws in Michigan refer to policies and regulations that are enacted and enforced at the county, city, or town levels.
This law prohibits all kinds of drone operations for recreational purposes on or over any property of Vail Resorts. Drone operations for commercial purposes are allowed only in specific situations that too when the operator has obtained an FAA exemption and the resort’s written consent.
To operate drones in any airspace, whether on or off campus, students, professors, and staff are advised to adhere to the FAA’s regulations.
To provide a review and approval process for drone activities, the University of Michigan created the faculty-led Institutional Autonomous Systems Committee (IASC).
Before submitting the application to IASC the drone or UAS pilot must:
Outdoor drone operations on University of Michigan property are prohibited unless a waiver has been obtained by the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer through the IASC.
Indoor drone operations are allowed without obtaining a waiver or an application. Only with authorization from the building manager, UAS operations are permitted in University spaces or buildings that have developed policies and procedures allowing the safe operation of drones.
To use drones off the property of the University of Michigan by the faculty, staff, or students of Michigan University, the approval of IASC is a must.
This law bans all kinds of drone operations in parks managed by the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission.
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 Michigan drone laws and regulations, visit the FAA’s website or the official websites of the respective departments or consult an attorney.
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