Division of Labor Services

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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 rules.  For the first time in 40 years, the Labor Commissioner has proposed a comprehensive set of new amusement rules.  If the proposal is adopted, the current rules would be totally replaced.  The deadline to comment on the proposal is June 3, 2015.  In order to view the proposed new rules and instructions on how to comment, click here.

The Iowa 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.

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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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