Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The City Council passed Ordinance 13, Series 2015 at their December 9, 2015 meeting, establishing regulations for hobby Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) a.k.a. drones, and amended the ordinance by passing Ordinance 3, Series 2016 at their February 2, 2016 meeting. For current regulations view Article VII of Chapter 7 of the Municipal Code.

Hobby Drone Registration

Section 7-7-40(a)(1) of the Municipal Code requires registration prior to operating an unmanned aircraft system within City airspace. 

The City may accept a federal registration in lieu of City registration of a specific UAS only if the federal registration program enables the City to confirm a registration number for such UAS and to obtain substantially the same application information as required by the City. The City Council may establish other registration requirements by resolution.

To register with the City please complete the City Hobby UAS / Drone Contact Information Form (PDF) and attach a copy of your federal registration. There is no fee.

Submitting Registration

Forms can be submitted at the Village Center at 2450 East Quincy Avenue, emailed to the City Clerk or mailed to:

Attn: Drones
City of Cherry Hills Village
2450 East Quincy Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

If you have questions, contact City Clerk Laura Gillespie at 303-783-2732 or by email.

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