FAA Tells Drone Owners to Skip Registration Firms

November 16, 2015 Updated: November 16, 2015
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WASHINGTON—The government says requirements to register drones will be simple enough that owners don’t need to pay a “drone registration” firm to do it for them.

Some websites are advertising that they will register a drone for a $25 fee.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to require that most owners register their drones so that they can be identified if they crash or are caught flying someplace they shouldn’t be.

A government task force that includes drone and aviation industry representatives is expected to release plans later this week on how people can register their drones.

The FAA said in a statement on Monday that drone owners should “think twice” before using a registration firm since the process will be no more difficult than registering any other product.