Pitkin County officials want permit process for drone helicopters

PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. - Pitkin County commissioners are creating new guidelines for drone helicopters that take pictures around the city over concerns they violate privacy rights.

The remote-controlled helicopters are being used to give potential homebuyers a birds-eye view of property and for broadcasting bicycle races.

If passed, a new law would prohibit helicopters from filming in the area unless approved by the commissioners.

According to the Aspen Daily News, commissioners want to develop guidelines for granting or denying a permit.

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