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Amusement Ride Safety Inspection - Safety Inspection

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

Established 1976

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.

General Information:

  • 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 30 days.
  • 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.


MPT - How safe are the MD State Fair rides? - August 26, 2016

Frederick News Post - Stringent ride inspection process in Md. keeps incidents low - September 12, 2016


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