The use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), also referred to as "drones," may vary among different departments within the City of Eugene. Therefore, each participating department has created a specific policy to establish guidelines for safe, efficient and lawful operations of drones.
This far-reaching technology may be used for, but is not limited to:
Drones will always be operated in a constitutionally and legally sound manner that respects and protects the privacy and civil liberties of all. Safety is the primary concern in each and every operation.
The City of Eugene’s Administrative Policy Manual requires each participating department to adopt a department-specific policy. Eugene City Council subsequently approved Administrative Order 21-19-03 to repeal previous policies and validate the updated policies above.
Users who fly a drone for recreation are responsible for following all FAA rules for recreational flyers, including those not published here.
The City of Eugene would also like to remind drone operators to: