Unmanned Aircraft Systems (more commonly known as "drones") are quickly emerging as key marketing tools for events and event sponsors.  With their potential for live streaming events to digital audiences, capturing unique content and delivering exclusive viewpoints, drones are all the rage in concept - but are still a work in progress in practicality and government permitting. 

Drone use at special events generally requires a City of Seattle Master Film Permit. Review the information on the film permitting pages to learn more.

No drone use is allowed in City of Seattle Parks.   


City of Seattle Commercial Filming Use of Drones

FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rules and Regulations  

Special Events

Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5752, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94708, Seattle, WA, 98124-4708
Phone: (206) 684-8017
Fax: (206) 684-7025

The City of Seattle plays a strong role in helping event planners bring people together safely and successfully in both city-wide and neighborhood events.