Drone Operation

Procedures for Obtaining Permission to Operate Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle or Uncrewed Submersible Vehicle at MSU

MSU has an ordinance that addresses operating uncrewed aerial and uncrewed submersible vehicles (http://www.trustees.msu.edu/ordinances/ordinances_sec9.html ).  Violations of this ordinance could result in penalties up to 90 days in jail and/or $100 in fines. In addition, MSU has drafted an Interim Policy (dated May 20, 2014) that outlines the process required to have this ordinance waived for UAV/USV operation on campus.  That policy and ordinance is enforced by the MSU Police Department, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.  Procedures are in place and the requirements are covered in the “UAV/USV Interim Policy.”

If you have any questions, please contact the MSU Police Department, Support Services Division, 517-355-2221.