In this article, we’ll get aware of the latest drone laws in NJ (New Jersey) and other local drone laws within the state. Read on for details.
Drones are allowed to fly recreationally and commercially in the state of New Jersey, subject to federal and local government regulations. It is important to note that drones must be operated by certified pilots in compliance with the FAA.
To fly your drone safely in New Jersey, you have to be familiar with the drone laws of the state mentioned below:
This law identifies examples of illegal drone usage that are consistent with federal laws.
This law prohibits all UAV operations within all lands and waters state parks unless prior approval has been given by the Assistant Director of the state park service.
It is prohibited to use a drone without permission from the local authorities. Flying a drone without permission from the local authorities can attract serious penalties and possible jail.
This law bans the launching of drones, landing of drones, and all other drone operations within 400 feet of any building owned by the federal, state, or local governments within the City unless written consent has been granted by the Ventnor City Chief of Police for a special event or City sponsored event.
Prohibits the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within Middlesex County Parkland unless authorized by the Director of County Parks and Recreation.
This rule bans the use of drones and similar devices in the park.
This law bans all drone flights within Wayne Township parks except for designated areas.
Under this law flying drones anywhere below 400 feet in the Borough is prohibited. This includes any space over the residential or commercial zones, any streets, and any public buildings, properties, or parks.
This rule does not prohibit any federal agency, local government, or municipal entity from using drones or unmanned aircraft for any lawful purposes pursuant to applicable regulations.
This drone regulation prohibits small unmanned aircraft from flying below 400 feet above private property, streets, borough buildings, and structures, over persons not directly engaged in the operation of the aircraft located within 100 feet of the perimeter of the area over which the aircraft is being operated.
A park rule adopted in Essex County in 2020 forbids the use of drones on any county-owned or managed property.
This law prohibits drones from flying within 500 feet of any park in the East Bay District unless they’re used for commercial purposes.
This law prohibits unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on or above school property.
The Board of Education must consent before an unmanned aircraft system owned and managed by a contractor is used on school property for school district operations.
This law forbids the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in parks or recreational facilities.
Under this law,
Before taking photos using a drone, you must first obtain permission from the controlling entities in the area where you plan to use the drone for taking pictures.
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 NJ, USA, visit the official websites of the respective departments or consult an attorney.
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