Regulatory Agency Links

Regulatory information on NAARSO website is intended to help the industry with the most current resources. It is believed to be accurate when published, but there are frequent changes and updates to this information. Therefore, NAARSO gives no guarantee of accuracy. All requirements should be verified with the appropriate jurisdictional authority.
 
 Safety Regulations for U.S. Amusement Rides
 
Amusement ride safety in the United States is regulated through federal, state, and local laws.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is authorized to investigate accidents and work with manufacturers to correct defects or hazards to specific machinery, but only for mobile rides and devices. Rides operated at amusement parks and water parks are exempt from federal safety oversight.
 
  • State and local governments are responsible for establishing safety audit/inspection programs for the amusement rides that operate within their jurisdiction.
  • See chart below
 
 Safety Regulations for Canadian Amusement Rides
 
Amusement ride safety in Canada is regulated through Provincial regulation
 
  • Each Province is responsible for establishing safety audit/inspection programs for the amusement rides that operate within their jurisdiction.
  • See chart below

Location

Regulatory Agency Links

CPSC

https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/DirectoryofStateAmusementRideSafetyOfficials.pdf?K73m5PI_3Zsu01qZHYLioQ1L88OYLUqE

STATES

Alabama

Alaska

http://labor.alaska.gov/lss/mihome.htm

Arizona

https://www.azleg.gov/

Arkansas

http://www.labor.arkansas.gov/amusement-ride-inspection

California

http://www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/AROffices.htm

Colorado

https://ops.colorado.gov/AmusementRides

Connecticut

http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=1622&q=481848

Delaware

https://statefiremarshal.delaware.gov/place-assemblies-special-permits/amusement-ride-permits/

Florida

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Business-Services/Fairs/Fair-Rides-Inspection

Georgia

https://www.oci.ga.gov/firemarshal/SafetyEngineering.aspx

Hawaii

http://labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh/boilers-elevators-amusement-rides/

Idaho

http://dbs.idaho.gov/

Illinois

https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/rides/pages/default.aspx

Indiana

http://www.in.gov/dhs/2374.htm

Iowa

https://www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/amusement-ride-inspections

Kansas

http://www.dol.ks.gov/Safety/park.aspx

Kentucky

http://www.kyagr.com/consumer/amusement-rides.html

Louisiana

http://sfm.dps.louisiana.gov/ms-a_contact.htm

Maine

https://www.maine.gov/dps/fmo/fire-service-laws/rules

Maryland

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/

Massachusetts

https://www.mass.gov/amusements-challenge-course-climbing-wall-and-inflatables-licensing

Michigan

http://www.michigan.gov/amusement

Minnesota

https://www.mfcf.com/p/fairs-and-dates/safety-at-your-county-fair-carnival--the-mn-sate-law

Mississippi

New Regs

Missouri

http://dfs.dps.mo.gov/programs/amusement/

Montana

Nebraska

https://dol.nebraska.gov/Safety

Nevada

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/building/Pages/default.aspx

New Hampshire

http://www.nh.gov/safety/commissioner/tramway/index.html

New Jersey

http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/offices/rides.html

New Mexico

New York

https://www.labor.ny.gov/ride-safety/index.shtm

North Carolina

www.labor.nc.gov

North Dakota

New Regs

Tennessee

https://www.tn.gov/workforce/employers/safety---health/regulations-compliance/regulations---compliance-redirect/amusement-devices.html

Texas

https://www.tdi.texas.gov/commercial/indexamusement.html

Utah

https://www.udot.utah.gov/connect/events/amusement-ride-safety-committee-meeting/

Vermont

https://www.sec.state.vt.us/corporationsbusiness-services/amusement-rides.aspx

Virginia

https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/amusement-device

Washington

https://www.doh.wa.gov/

West Virginia

www.labor.wv.gov

Wisconsin

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/AmusementRides/Default.aspx

Wyoming

PROVINCES

Alberta

http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/cp_elevators

British Columbia

http://www.technicalsafetybc.ca

Manitoba

www.tsask.ca

New Brunswick

https://firecomm.gov.mb.ca/itsm_main.html

Newfoundland & Labrador

http://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/

Nova Scotia

https://beta.novascotia.ca/

Ontario

www.tssa.org

Prince Edward Island

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en

Quebec

www.rbq.gouv.qc.ca

Saskatchewan

www.tsask.ca

Yokon

www.gov.yk.ca

NWT

https://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/en

Nunavut

https://www.gov.nu.ca/community-and-government-services