Drones were one of the hottest Christmas gifts in the country in 2015, and Palm Beach officials wanted to move quickly to get regulations in place.

But in hindsight, they moved a little bit too fast with their 2016 law, Deputy Town Manager Jay Boodheshwar said at the Ordinances, Regulations and Standards meeting Thursday.

Four parts of the Palm Beach ordinance did not comply with the Federal Aviation Administration’s guidelines, including a ban on drone flights without a permit from the town, according to a letter to the town from an FAA attorney earlier this year.

In short, the FAA regulates the airspace — not the town.

Gov. Rick Scott also signed a law earlier this year that gives the Florida Legislature authority over local municipalities on the issue.

There may be more drones in the sky now that permits won’t be required for personal use, but that doesn’t mean people can fly them wherever they want, said Code Enforcement Manager Ben Alma.

Homeowners still have right to privacy, so if someone is flying a drone over their house, they can to ask the person to stop or can call police, he said.

Drones can also be helpful for the town, Boodheshwar added.

In situations such as assessing debris from Hurricane Irma, the town could get a better estimate quicker with eyes in the sky.

The Town Council will get the issue next. The board can either change the code to refer to FAA and state regulations or change the ordinance to be in sync with the federal and state laws.