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The following is a summary of Iowa's regulations as they pertain to the inflatable industry along with links to the actual regulations. There may be city or county regulations as well, check with your local government entity. State contact information is listed at the bottom of the page.

 88A.2  Permit required.

 No amusement device or ride, shall be operated  in this state without a permit having been issued on or before the first of May of each year

each amusement ride,  shall be inspected  before it is initially placed in operation and at least once each year.

 88A.4  Permit and inspection fees -- nonliability.

Annual inspection fees under this chapter shall be as follows:
  1.  Permit fees.
  a.  One through ten rides, or devices or concessions, thirty dollars.
  b.  Eleven or more rides, or devices or concessions, forty dollars.
  2.  Mechanical and electrical inspection fees for amusement rides and devices.
  a.  For rides which are designed for seventy-five pounds or less per passenger unit, seventy-five dollars for each inspection.
  b.  For rides which are designed for seventy-five pounds or more and for which the manufacturer's recommended assembly time is less than forty work hours, one hundred ten dollars for each inspection.
  3.  Electrical inspection of concession booths, and amusement devices fees, forty dollars each.

 88A.9  Insurance

1.  one hundred thousand dollars for bodily injury to or death of one person per accident, 
2.  three hundred thousand dollars for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons per accident,
3.  five thousand dollars for injury to or destruction of property of others per accident

88A.16  Notice to riders.

1.  An operator shall display signs indicating the applicable rider safety responsibilities
A legend providing that, "State law requires riders to obey all warnings and directions for this amusement ride and behave in a manner that will not cause or contribute to the injury of themselves or others. Riders must report injuries prior to leaving the premises. Failure to comply is punishable by fine."

Contact Information
Iowa Division of Labor
1000 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319-0209
TELEPHONE: (515) 281-5915
FAX: (515) 281-7995



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