The Amusement Safety Inspection Program operates under Title 3 of the Business Regulation Article and provides
inspections for amusement rides and attractions erected permanently or temporarily at carnivals, fairs and amusement
parks throughout Maryland. This includes inspections for passenger ropeways, such as those that exist at ski resorts.
Our mission is to prevent injuries, protect property, and save lives of individuals using amusement attractions in the
State through an on-site competent and professional inspection.
- An owner may not operate an amusement attraction unless the amusement attraction has been registered,
inspected, and a certificate of inspection issued by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry.
- There is no fee for registering amusement attractions with the the Division of Labor and Industry.
- There is no inspection fee.
- Certificates for non-inflatable rides and attractions at fairs and carnivals are valid for not more than
- Each time a non-inflatable ride or attraction is moved to a new location, it must be inspected by a State
inspector and a new certificate issued before public operation.
For additional information, contact:
Division of Labor and Industry
Amusement Attraction Inspections
1100 N. Eutaw Street - Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
FAX: (410) 333-7683
Report Amusement Ride related accidents, injuries, unsafe conditions, questions or
concerns 24/7 to
Emergency telephone number: 410-767-2990