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Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle or Uncrewed Submersible Vehicle Request

MSU has an ordinance that addresses operating uncrewed aerial and uncrewed submersible vehicles. Violations of this ordinance could result in penalties up to 90 days in jail and/or $100 in fines. In addition, MSU has drafted an Interim Policy (dated May 20, 2014) that outlines the process required to have this ordinance waived for UAV/USV operation on campus. That policy and ordinance is enforced by MSU Police and Public Safety, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. Procedures are in place and the requirements are covered in the “UAV/USV Interim Policy.” To make a request, please email Lieutenant Brandon Murphy at