Drone Laws in Georgia (Country)

NOTE: This page is for the Country of Georgia. For the State of Georgia in the USA, please go to this linked page: Drone Laws in the State of Georgia (USA)

Agencies Responsible for regulating drones in Georgia

Drone Regulator in the country of Georgia: Georgia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

UAS Laws – General rules for flying drones in Georgia

The Georgian agency responsible for drone safety, GCAA, has provided several internet-accessible details on flying for fun or work. The highlights are enumerated below. For more details go to the links above.

Are drones allowed in the country of Georgia?

According to GCAA, drone use is allowed in Georgia, subject to GCAA regulations. Read on for more details.

Here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Georgia:

Unmanned aircraft weighing less than 250 grams (.55 pounds), are exempt from most regulations, according to the GCAA.

  • Under the supervision of an adult, children as young as 14 years old may operate drones. Children under the age of 13 may not use a drone. 
  • Avoid flying drones over structures, crowds, busy intersections, or high-tension power lines. 
  • The Pilot in Command must always maintain direct visual contact with the drone without assistance. 
  • Drones should not be flown over 400 feet above any physical terrain or body of water. 
  • Avoid flying drones close to planes or airports. Horizontal separation of at least 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from any aerodrome is required. 
  • Using a drone to commit a crime is against the law. 
  • Flying a drone over public or private property for aerial photography is illegal. Under Georgian law, violations of one’s privacy rights are punishable. 
  • Liability insurance is required for drone operators. 
  • Drones should not exceed 25 kilograms (55 pounds) in weight and should fly at a maximum speed of 54 kilometers per hour (33 mph).


Register any drone with a maximum take-off mass of more than 5 kg.

  •  The registration certificate is valid for the duration of the unmanned aerial vehicle’s existence and is perpetual. Once every two years, the Agency is authorized to request confirmation of the existence of an unmanned aerial vehicle. 
  • Each unmanned aerial vehicle entered into the database is assigned a unique five-digit identification number. 
  • Unmanned aircraft are registered using the “Unmanned Aircraft Registration Certificate.”

You must submit the following documents to the Agency to obtain a certificate:

  • A statement;
  • Proof of registration fee payment; 
  • A copy of the applicant’s identification document (if they are a natural person); 
  • Technical and flight characteristics documentation.

Notes for recreational drone pilots flying for fun in Georgia

See the General Rules above.

Notes for operating Commercial Drone Services in Georgia

See the General Rules above.

Useful published information on flying drones in Georgia

Here is a sample of what you might expect if you follow the drone laws and fly in the country of Georgia…

NOTE: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), Small UAS, Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and drone are interchangeable terms unless specified. Model Aircraft, toy, remote-controlled, and RC aircraft may be covered by the same regulations unless specified.

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4 thoughts on “Drone Laws in Georgia (Country)”

  1. Drones sitting over my house, every night. Frightening. 4 to 6 every night. Why does anyone need a drone, except to spy. Should not be allowed to own. NO one needs a drone.

  2. I need to report drones stalking in private home outside with camera and cyber stalking inside. Where do I go to report?

    • Kim, are you in the country of Georgia, or the State? You should report drone issues to your local law enforcement.


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