Drones: Rules and Safety Tips

The City of Destin follows all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and guidelines. 

When it comes to flying a drone you must be aware of the FAA rules and regulations. As technology constantly changes please be sure to stay up-to-date on drone operations

For more information please visit the following websites:



 FAA Fact Sheet - Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107)


B4UFLY Air Space Map

Registration: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/register_drone/

Reporting: https://hotline.faa.gov/

     Alabama Northwest Florida Flight Standards District Office

     1500 Urban Center Drive, Suite 250

     Birmingham, Alabama 35242

     AFG-600 BHM FSDO-09


     205-876-1358 Fax


Additional Info: https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/

ArcGis Map from FAA: https://faa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c2e4406710048e19806ebf6a06754ad

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1. Are Low Speed Vehicles (LSV's) and Golf Carts Allowed to be Driven within the City Limits of Destin?
2. Drones: Rules and Safety Tips
3. FAA Complaint and Inquiry Information
4. How do I report airport noise/aircraft noise?
5. Is the Mid-Bay toll bridge part of the city?
6. Where is public parking and is there a fee?
7. Are fires allowed on the beach?
8. Can I take my dog on the beach?
9. Are fireworks allowed on the beach?
10. Where can I get a marriage license?
11. Does the city require a permit for a beach wedding?
12. Can I camp overnight on the beach?
13. Am I allowed to take a pop up tent on the beach?
14. Does Destin have a public tennis court?
15. How do I report an aggressive animal?
16. How do I recycle in Destin?
17. Where can I launch my boat?
18. Who do I contact regarding mosquito problems?
19. What are the regulations for political signs in the city?
20. How do I report a problem with a street light?
21. What is the schedule for running the harbor pump?
22. Can I leave items on the beach overnight?
23. Are there beach warning flags?
24. Can I set up my belongings within 20 feet of the water's edge?
25. What beach park should I visit?
26. Can I drive my vehicle on the beach?
27. Can I have glass on the beach?
28. What is Leave No Trace?
29. When is Sea Turtle Nesting Season?
30. How Do I Report Homestead Exemption Abuse?
31. How do I found out what is on the council agenda?