State Fire Marshal Office
Online Laws and Regulations:

Amusement Law and Rules


Devices Covered:
Includes inflatables; bungee rides; go-karts; wave pools, water slides, and similar water attractions; artificial climbing walls; and zip lines.
Inspection Program:
Rides/devices must be inspected annually by 3rd party inspector. Inflatables must be inspected at each setup, but this can be done by someone who works for the inflatable company if they've been licensed by the state to perform inflatable setup inspections. The state may waive an inspection if the owner/operator submits proof that it's passed inspection conducted by a public agency whose inspection standards are at least equal to LA's.
Investigative Authority:
Accidents may be investigated by state inspectors or insurance inspectors.
Reporting Criteria:
Ride-related death or serious injury resulting in immediate overnight hospital admission. Fatalities reported within 12 hours; serious injuries reported within 24 hours.
Last Update
April 8, 2017


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