New Jersey Dept. of Community Affairs

This work product was gathered by Saferparks as a public service. It is believed accurate when published, but there are regular changes in this information. Last 50-state update: September 16, 2008
Agency Information


Regulation Type:

Government officials inspect rides and investigate accidents

Rides/devices regulated under this authority:

  • Rides at large theme parks
  • Rides at smaller parks
  • Rides at fairs and traveling carnivals
  • Inflatables at carnivals and parks
  • Inflatables - private rentals
  • Go-Karts
  • Bungees
  • Waterslides

Special Conditions:

Dark rides are inspected annually and at each setup by the local fire official for compliance with Uniform Fire Code.
Regulations Pertaining to Accidents

General categories of accident reporting required for regulated devices:

  • Severe injuries
  • Injuries treated by a physician
  • Injuries requiring on-site first aid
  • Major equipment damage

Reporting Criteria:

Serious injuries and those requiring immediate first aid, mechanical malfunction, evacuations. (reporting criteria changed in 2003; prior to change, owner/operators were required to report any injury)

Procedure/Authority for Investigating Accidents:

State inspectors are authorized to investigate accidents.

Records Provided to Saferparks:

Log of reported accidents from 1999-2007. Click here to view records