FAA: You Don’t Need To Pay Someone To Register Your Drone

When you go to register your car, you don’t shop around at different companies and then pay one to perform that service. The Federal Aviation Administration wants you to know you don’t have to fork over cash to register your drones, either.

There’s no need to enlist a private company to handle drone registration, the agency said today in a statement.

At least one company has started offering a service to help drone owners comply with the FAA’s requirement that owners register their unmanned aerial vehicles. But even the FAA doesn’t know yet how it’ll deal with registrations, so don’t pay anyone anything for such a service.

“Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced later this month before paying anyone to do the work for them,” the agency said today.

There’s a task force on the case right now with a Nov. 20 deadline to make recommendations on how to handle the registration process. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has asked the group to make the process a simple, easy one to complete.

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