Oregon State Parks
While there are no state-wide rules prohibiting drone flight in Oregon state parks, park managers have the authority to temporarily adopt rules to protect the plants, animals, and public and private property within the parks. It is best to visit the specific park web pages, ask uniformed park staff, or get in touch with the relevant Park Information office by email well in advance of your planned drone flight.
Oregon Metro Parks
Bans all drone use within the boundaries of Oregon Metro Parks. This includes flying drones under 400 feet above parklands and water.
House Bill 3047
- Prohibits flying of drones over privately owned property with the intention of reckless harassment of the owner or occupants.
- Classifies the arming or weaponization of drones as a Class C felony.
- Allows for the use of drones by law enforcement for accident and crime scene reconstruction.
House Bill 4066
- Prohibits drone operations close to Oregon’s critical infrastructures.
- Reclassifies the weaponization of drone as a Class A misdemeanor.
- Regulates the use of drones by public agencies, including how law enforcement saves, stores, accesses, and uses collected data.
Critical facilities include—but are not limited to—power plants, hospitals, military installations, water
treatment plants, oil and gas facilities, and courthouses, etc.
Oregon Revised Statutes 498.128
The use of drones is prohibited for trapping, angling, hunting or in the aid of such activities related to the pursuit of wildlife. It is also illegal to use drones to interfere with lawful hunting, trapping, or angling activities.
House Bill 2710
- Permits law enforcement to use drones in the line of duty with a warrant, for training, and other exceptions.
- Requires all drones operated by public agencies to be registered with Oregon’s Department of Aviation (DOA).
- Under certain conditions, landowners may take legal action against any person who flies drones below 400 feet over their property.
Senate Bill 5702
Outlines the required and approved registration fees for the use of UAS by public agencies.