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Drone Use Policy approved by Council

Council approved a new policy on Drone Use on July 22nd.

Here are the details.




The purpose of this policy is to ensure public safety and privacy of Drumheller residents and to mitigate financial risks by installing additional regulations requiring adequate levels of insurance for commercial drone use, to protect people, and property, both private and public, from potential damage caused by commercial drone use.


1.No commercial drone use will occur until a "Drone Use Application" is completed, signed by the applicant and submitted with all of the required information to the Chief Administrative Officer or their designate;

2.Drones must have a valid registration with Transport Canada;

3.Drone operators must have a valid "Advanced Operators License" from Transport Canada;

4.Approvals must be provided from any Government entities holding Restricted Airspace;

5.Drone operators must maintain visual line of sight at ALL times;

6.Take off and landing sites must be in a secured 200 ft radius area;

7.Drone operators must not fly within 100 ft of people, vehicles or buildings;

8.A site map and flight plan must be submitted with the "Drone Use Application" before any flight operations are approved;

9.Drone operators must not fly near Emergency Operations or advertised events such as concerts, parades, etc.;

10.Drone operators must not fly above the altitude of the Drumheller Municipal Airport runway which is approximately 122 metres (400 ft) above the elevation of the Red Deer River.

11.Drone operators must not fly anywhere near airplanes, helicopters or other drones;

12.Applicants must provide a certificate of Insurance naming the Town of Drumheller as an additional insured in the amount of $2,000,000.00 dollars;

13.Any fees for site rentals or other applicable fees must be paid by the applicant;

14.The Town of Drumheller does not charge an application fee;

15.The Applicant and drone operator are responsible for complying with all Federal, Provincial and Municipal Regulations concerning the Commercial use of drones;

16.If filming for an event, the applicant must have an emailed confirmation from the Event Organizer;

17.Recreational drone use is not permitted within the Municipality of Drumheller.

Date: ___________________________


Chief Administrative Officer


Mayor of Drumheller

If you have any questions please call our Economic Development Manager on 403 823 1316.

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