Amusement Ride Inspections

COVID-19 Updates

  • Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation State Public Health Emergency Declaration - the declaration will affect Amusement Ride Safety, as the emergency proclamation continues, in the following way:
    • Owners who performed their own inspections on inflatables last year can get refresher training electronically
  • Division of Labor COVID-19 office updates​​​​
  • Coronavirus Resources

The Iowa Division of Labor conducts a safety inspection at least once a year of each amusement ride, amusement device, concession booth and related electrical equipment. An operator must obtain an Amusement Ride Operating Permit from the Iowa Labor Commissioner before operating covered equipment in Iowa.

Division of Labor COVID-19 office updates.

Water Slide Regulations

Water slides are regulated as swimming pools by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Smokefree Air Act

Amusement ride operators may be subject to the Smokefree Air Act.

Quick Links

Contact Amusement Ride Staff
Amusement Ride Operating Permit Application
Inflatable Amusement Device Inspection Report
Application to Self-Inspect Air-Supported Structures
Amusement Accident Report Form
Safety Complaint Form
Amusement Rides Iowa Code and Administrative Rules
National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO)
Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Open Records Requests