Division of Labor Services

Child on a merry-go-round

2015 Amusement Ride Operating Permit Application

Amusement Fee Policy

Amusement Accident Report Form

Safety Complaint Form

Iowa Code

Chapter 88A 


Administrative Rules

Ch. 61 Administration Amusement Rides

Ch. 62 Safety Rules for Amusement Parks and Rides













Amusement Ride Inspections



Proposed New Amusement Ride Rules:  The amusement ride staff has drafted proposed new regulations.  Click here to view the proposal.  A public meeting to discuss this proposal will be held on December 18, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the Ola Miller Babcock Building, Room No. 310, 1112 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.  You may comment by sending an e-mail to Jim Borwey at james.borwey@iwd.iowa.gov.  You may also send your comments to the street address below or fax them to 515-242-5076. 

The Division of Labor inspects amusement rides and concessions at least once annually to assure compliance with state rules.  An operator must obtain a permit from the labor commissioner before operating any amusement device or ride, concession booth or any related electrical equipment in Iowa.

A rollercoaster ride

Water slides are regulated as swimming pools by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  Click here for information about water slide regulations in Iowa. 

Amusement ride operators may be subject to the Smokefree Air Act.  For more information, click here

Related Links

  • NAARSO (National Association of Amusement  Ride Safety Officials)


  • CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission)

  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)

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