Drone Policy

It is the policy of the Fox Valley Park District to regulate the use and operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – drones – within the jurisdiction of the District for all hobby, recreational and commercial use. The District has set forth this policy as a means to control and ensure the proper and safe operation of UAS within designated flying areas.

This policy shall be applicable to UAS weighing between 0.55 pounds and 4 pounds.  Any UAS weighing less than 0.55 pounds is not subject to this policy and any UAS weighing more than 4 pounds is strictly prohibited within the jurisdiction of the District.

The Park District offers three flying sites at Stuart Sports Complex (map).

The permit application must be filed with FVPD police at least 15 business days prior to scheduled use.

Users must fill out all forms, pay all fees and provide proof of insurance in-person at the Fox Valley Park District Police Deparment, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora.

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