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Annual Registration Information - Amusement Ride Safety Inspection

Certification requirements:

Registration:
Annually, by April 1, each owner shall register with the Commissioner of Labor and Industry all of the existing amusement attractions that were previously issued a certificate of inspection by the Commissioner that the owner intends to operate in Maryland that year.

The owner of a new amusement attraction or an amusement attraction that was not previously registered or issued a certificate of inspection in Maryland shall register the amusement attraction with the Commissioner of Labor and Industry as soon as practical or at least 30 days before anticipated operation. Please visit our Forms page for the New Amusement Attraction Registration forms. Please send your completed forms to the Safety Inspection Unit office either by fax (410-333-7683) or you may scan the document and email it to DLDLISafetyRequest-DLLR@maryland.gov, which is the preferred method.

Previously registered active companies operating in the State of Maryland will receive a re-registration packet each year (late December - early January) which will list currently owned amusement rides and their associated details, including serial numbers, manufacturer, capacity, etc. It is the responsibility of the owner to review the list and make any correction and/or deletions, and then send it back to the Safety Inspection Unit office either by fax (410-333-7683) or you may scan the document and email it to DLDLISafetyRequest-DLLR@maryland.gov, which is the preferred method. The only way for an owner to receive a Certificate of Registration is to submit this package back to us.

Certificate of insurance:
A certificate of insurance must be furnished to the Commissioner prior to the issuance of a certificate of inspection. A mechanical amusement ride must carry liability insurance of not less than $350,000 for injury to persons arising out of the use of the ride. A non-mechanical amusement ride or attraction must carry liability insurance of not less than $200,000 for injury to persons arising out of the use of the ride or attraction. Insurance policies must be obtained from an insurer or surety that is acceptable to the Insurance Commissioner of Maryland. Additional information is available on request.

Request for inspection:
For mechanical amusement attractions, each owner shall notify the Commissioner that the owner's amusement attraction is ready for inspection by submitting a completed Inspection Request Form at least 30 days in advance of the anticipated operation date.

Each owner of an inflatable amusement attraction shall notify the Commissioner that the owner's inflatable amusement attraction is ready for inspection by submitting a completed Inspection Request Form at least 5 business days in advance of the owner's scheduled operation date.

Please send your completed Inspection Request Form to the Safety Inspection Unit office either by fax (410-333-7683) or you may scan the document and email it to DLDLISafetyRequest-DLLR@maryland.gov, which is the preferred method.

Accidents:
Any serious injury or fatality incurred during the operation of an amusement ride or attraction must be reported, in writing or verbally, to the Commissioner within 24 hours of the accident. If the death of serious injury results from the operation of the attraction the owner shall close the attraction until inspection the Commissioner. Inspectors may close down any ride to investigate an injury arising out of the use of the ride.


For additional information, contact:
Division of Labor and Industry
Amusement Ride Safety Inspection

1100 N. Eutaw Street - Room 605
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-2348
Fax: 410-333-7683
e-mail: DLDLISafetyDirect-DLLR@maryland.gov

Report Amusement Ride related accidents, injuries, unsafe conditions, questions or concerns 24/7 to DLDLISafetyDirect-DLLR@maryland.gov.
Emergency telephone number: 410-767-2990