FAA Issuing Refunds For Drone Registration Fee

A page on the FAA’s website lets you delete your registration and receive a refund of your $5 fee.

The FAA is offering reimbursements for the registration fee it previously charged drone owners.Pexels

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the small UAS registration program left a lot of people wondering about one thing: Where's that $5 I spent on the registration going? All in all, the FAA collected somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 million through more than 820,000 registrations, so it was a valid question to ask.

The FAA now has a page on its website where you can fill out a Registration Deletion and Self-Certification Form, which will delete your registration and get you a refund for your fee.

You must mail in the filled out form to the FAA at the address designated on the form to get your money back.