Cleveland,  Drones

Cleveland Area Local Drone Laws

This is my working list of drone regulations in the Cleveland Ohio area. It is checked periodically to ensure it is current, but rules change frequently so it’s possible something is missing or out of date. Do your homework when you fly. Where local and state laws don’t restrict drone use, you must still always adhere to federal (FAA) regulations.

LocationSynopsisReferences
Ohio - StatewideNo additional restrictions.http://www.droneguru.net/ohio-drone-laws-state-laws-and-local-regulations/ (Oct. 2018)
City of ClevelandNo additional restrictions. Police can enforce FAA rules. https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cleveland/cleveland-passes-drone-regulation-legislation/154126855 (Apr. 2016)
Cleveland MetroparksFly in designated areas only. May require separate permit for filming.https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/about/cleveland-metroparks-organization/policies-procedures/drone-policy (Jul. 2019)
LakewoodNo additional restrictions. Drones explicitly permitted in parks as long as they are not interfering with others’ enjoyment.http://www.onelakewood.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/CityParkRules_0818.pdf (Aug. 2018)
http://www.onelakewood.com/?s=drones (Jul. 2019)
Rocky RiverNo additional restrictions.https://www.facebook.com/rockyriverpolice/posts/733737503474844 (Dec. 2016)
https://www.rrcity.com/search?q=drones (Jul. 2019)
Avon LakeNo drones in parks unless authorized by Avon Lake Recreation Dept.http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/?f=templates&fn=default.htm (Jul. 2019)
AvonUnless authorized by the Mayor, Chief of Police or the Fire Chief, no drones are permitted within 400 feet of any: municipal building or city property, public or private school property, utility substations, crime scenes, active fire or accident scene, cell or water towers or public parks.
https://www.cityofavon.com/DocumentCenter/View/4192/Exhibit-A---Ordinance-No-89-17---Drone-Leg-Exh-A---final?bidId= (Oct. 2019)
WestlakeThe City of Westlake has no ordinances relating to the use or ownership of “drones."https://www.cityofwestlake.org/ (Oct. 2019)
Bay VillageThe City of Bay Village has not drafted or adopted drone legislation to date. http://www.cityofbayvillage.com/ (Oct. 2019)
LorainThe City of Loraine has not drafted or adopted drone legislation to date. https://www.cityoflorain.org/ (Oct. 2019)
VermilionThe City of Vermilion has not drafted or adopted drone legislation to date.https://www.cityofvermilion.com/ (Oct. 2019)
EuclidThe City of Euclid has not drafted or adopted drone legislation to date.http://www.cityofeuclid.com/ (Oct. 2019)
GenevaThe City of Geneva has not drafted or adopted drone legislation to date. https://genevaohio.gov/ (Oct. 2019)
Lorain County Metroparks(unknown)(Oct. 2019)