Drone Policy

Florida’s Sports Coast Film Commission does not issue permits for filming activity that includes the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones. This county ordinance prohibits drone operators from taking off or landing a drone in or on any county-owned or managed land, except for purposes of public safety where written permission has been obtained from the administrator or designee.

Drones are not permitted to take off or land in any Florida State Park.

Any Production Company planning commercial filming with a Drone/UAS will need to follow the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Small UAS CFR Part 107 Rule.

This state code (Florida Administrative Code 40C-9.320 // 2004prohibits drones from taking off or landing on District lands unless authorized by a Special Use Authorization.

All drone pilots operating commercially in the state of Florida are subject to the FAA’s Part 107 rules. Learn more about the FAA’s certification process to obtain a commercial drone license https://uavcoach.com/drone-certification/

Our office encourages you to visit the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems page https://www.faa.gov/uas/ for the latest UAS news and updates, regulations, authorized operations, waiver process, and more.

For temporary Drone insurance a good resource is Verifly Business Insurance.  You can get an instant quote for one day, multi day or multi month insurance via their app or website.  Drone Operators can get drone insurance via Verifly as well. You can issue certificates of insurance and additional endorsement pages right through their website or app

Connect & Share