Sarah Nilsson JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah NilssonJD, PhD, MAS



Alabama DOT


City of Orange Beach


Oxford City Council approves new drone regulations


City of Oxford 

(Ord. No. 2016-28, § 3, 11-22-2016)


Sec. 26-293. - Prohibited area operations and exemptions.

  1. No person shall operate a UAS within the city of any municipal property including but not limited to, city parks or recreational areas or any other area as designated by the chief of police.
  2. Anyone seeking a special exemption to operate a UAS within any of the prohibited areas as designated in this section must apply for and receive written permission from the chief of police.


Drones in the news

March 2020 - Drones help police pollution in Alabama. Lawmakers want to make that a crime.



Bill History


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HB 498UAS or drones, use of prohibited under certain conditions, criminal penalties, injunctive relief, use by governmental agencies authorized under certain conditions, rulemaking authority, UAS Act, Secs. 13A-6-24, 13A-6-90.1, 13A-7-22, 13A-10-2, 13A-10-38, 13A-11-32, 23-1-388 am'd.


House Resolution (HR) 381 (download below) - to recognize the benefits of a thriving UAS industry - tried to encourage a partnership between the State of Alabama and the FAA to select Huntsville, Alabama, for a UAS Test Site - April 30, 2013

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