Drone Status

Chapter 217 of the Seaside Heights Borough Code

May 1st - September 30th
Boardwalk & Ocean Beach NO FLY ZONE is in effect.

May 1st - September 30th
North Bayfront: Drone flights are permitted to and from any part of the beach that is located between a point beginning fifteen feet (15') south of the designated public swimming beach and ten feet (10') north of the boat ramp, but not from or upon the public docks.

May 1st - September 30th
South Bayfront: Drone flights are permitted to and from any part of the beach that is located south of the public dock, but not from or upon the public dock.

All drone flights, when permitted by the Borough Code, shall comply with FAA regulations, in particular 14 C.F.R. Part 107. Among other requirements contained in Part 107, drones must be registered and operators must possess an FAA-issued remote pilot certificate. This includes recreational and hobby drone flights conducted under Part 107.

It is unlikely that most types of recreational and hobby drone flights can be conducted in Seaside Heights under 14 C.F.R. Part 101 and, therefore, such drone flights must be conducted under Part 107.   

The Borough Code grants the Borough Administrator authority to issue a local waiver from the time and location restrictions when the applicant establishes that the flight will be conducted in conformance with the requirements of Part 101 or Part 107, including without limitation the operating rules and remote pilot certification rules, and in a manner that will not cause unreasonable risk of endangering the life or property of another, in the sole judgment of the Borough Administrator. Contact the Borough Administrator directly if you wish to file a waiver application.
 
no drones