Drone Registration UK

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Here at DroneClub, we want to encourage the safe flying of drones in the UK that’s why we have put together this guide of the rules in the UK and where to register your drone should you need to.

This guide was last updated on 27.12.2020 and though we try our best to give you accurate information it’s your responsibility to check you are following the correct guidance.

Drone Registration UK

Do you need to register to fly a drone?

The short answer is YES. In only a few circumstances are they not.

  • toys below 250g or in C0 class
  • those in C0 class with no camera, whether they are a toy or not
  • those below 250g with no camera and no class mark, whether they’re a toy or not
 

Weight requirements

Flying weight ID needed
Flyer ID Operator ID
below 250g – toy No No
below 250g – not a toy – no camera No No
below 250g – not a toy – with camera No Yes
250g and above Yes Yes

Class mark requirements

Class ID needed
Flyer ID Operator ID
C0 – toy No No
C0 – not a toy – no camera No No
C0 – not a toy – with camera No Yes
C1 Yes Yes
C2 Yes Yes
C3 Yes Yes
C4 Yes Yes