Use of Drones
New Transport Canada drone rules in effect from June 1, 2019
Transport Canada has new rules for flying your drone safely and legally. Visit their website to learn more. The City has updated the Drone Flyover Request Application Form to reflect the new rules and expects all drone pilots to meet the new regulations.
Know when and where you can fly your drone
To protect public safety and privacy, there are important restrictions you need to know about when flying a drone for personal or commercial purposes. The City of Saskatoon has a bylaw in place regulating the take-off, landing or operation of a drone in outdoor public places. Bylaw No. 7767 Recreation Facilities and Parks Usage states that no person shall fly model aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly known as drones) in outdoor public places such as a civic park or recreation facility except as permitted by the City of Saskatoon.
Transport Canada has restrictions in place for operating these devices safely and legally to keep airspace users, the public and private property safe, including the need to obtain permission from landowners (which may include the City of Saskatoon) before flying your drone. Visit their drone rules website to learn more.
Commercial Drone Flyover Request in Outdoor Public Places
For City of Saskatoon approval for commercial drone flights in public places, fill out the Drone Flyover Request Application Form and submit to:
General Manager, Community Services
City Hall, 222 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon SK S7K 0J5