Code of Virginia 4VAC5-30-400
Bans all drone operations in all Virginia State Parks or DCR-owned property unless a Special Use Permit has been issued by the DCR.
House Bill 2350 (2017)
Classifies the use of drones to trespass on property or to spy or peep on others through structural apertures as a Class 1 misdemeanor.
House Bill 742 (2021)
Authorizes a political subdivision, by ordinance or regulation, to regulate the take-off or landing of drones in property owned by the political subdivision.
House Bill 412 (2016)
Restricts local governments from regulating the use of privately owned drones within their boundaries.
The provisions of this bill have expired as of 1 July 2019.
Virginia State Legislature maintains pre-emption for all rules and regulations that concern recreational and
commercial drone use.
Senate Bill 873 (2017)
Gives control of the immediate airspace in disaster and emergency scenes to fire chiefs or another officer in charge of a Virginia fire department.
House Bill 2125 (2015)
Requires law enforcement agencies to obtain an official warrant before using drones in operations, except in emergency situations or training exercises.