Florida Drone Laws
State Rules and Regulations
Federal airspace laws take precedence over state drone laws. If a state or local law directly conflicts with FAA regulations, the state or local law is likely to be invalidated.
Florida Statutes, defines a drone as a “powered, aerial vehicle that:
“Unmanned aircraft system” means a drone and its associated elements, including communication links and the components used to control the drone which are required for the pilot in command to operate the drone safely and efficiently.
“Critical infrastructure facility” means any of the following, if completely enclosed by a fence or other physical barrier that is obviously designed to exclude intruders, or if clearly marked with a sign or signs which indicate that entry is forbidden and which are posted on the property in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders:
330.41 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act
PROTECTION OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES.
(a) A person may not knowingly or willfully:
934.50 - Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act
PROHIBITED USE OF DRONES.
EXCEPTIONS —This section does not prohibit the use of a drone:
PROHIBITION ON USE OF EVIDENCE.—Evidence obtained or collected in violation of this act is not admissible as evidence in a criminal prosecution in any court of law in this state.