Montana Drone Laws
State Rules and Regulations
Federal airspace laws take precedence over state drone laws. If a state or local law directly conflicts with FAA regulations, the state or local law is likely to be invalidated.
“Unmanned aerial vehicle” means an aircraft that is:
“Unmanned aerial vehicle system” means the entire system used to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle, including:
1. In any prosecution or proceeding within the state of Montana, information from an unmanned aerial vehicle is not admissible as evidence unless the information was obtained:
7-32-401. - Limitations on excess property provided to local law enforcement — definitions.
Law enforcement may not acquire armored or weaponized drones from military surplus.
76-13-214.- Obstruction of aerial wildfire suppression effort — penalty — exceptions.
Establishes legal penalties for drone flights that interfere with wildfire response efforts.