Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Permits
As of July 2023, members of the public may apply for permits authorizing take-offs and landings of unmanned aircraft (UA), or drones, throughout New York City. The NYPD, in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT), reviews these permit applications and either approves or disapproves them. A permit is required in order to take-off or land any FAA-registered, FAA-compliant UA lawfully within the City. Drone operators may apply using the link below.
Applicants should review this information prior to submitting an application: