The federal government will soon require people with certain-sized drones to register them with the federal government, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on Monday.
"Earlier this morning, we announced a rulemaking that will create a simple and easy online registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft weighing between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds," Foxx wrote in a blog post. "Under this new rule, anyone who bought a small unmanned aircraft before December 21 of this year must register by February 19, 2016. Those who purchase their aircraft after December 21, must register it before their first outdoor flight."
The registration fee will be set at $5, but the fee will be waived for those who register in the first 30 days.