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The following is a summary of Louisiana'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.

PART VII. REGULATION OF AMUSEMENT ATTRACTIONS AND RIDES

1484.2. Definitions
As used in this Part, the following definitions shall apply unless otherwise indicated:


(8) "Operator" means a person, or the agent of a person, who owns or controls or has the duty to control the operation of an amusement attraction or ride or more than two air-supported structures. "Operator" may include an agency of the state or any of its political subdivisions.

1484.4. Inspection by secretary; certificate of inspection required
A
. no air supported structure shall be operated without an inspection having been conducted by an inspector and a certificate of inspection having been issued

B.(1) Every air supported structure shall be inspected at least annually.

(C)(1) At least thirty days prior to commencing operation of any air supported structure the operator shall give written notification to the  state fire marshal of intent to commence operation

(2) Prior to operating any new air-supported structure the operator shall notify the state fire marshal of his intent to commence operations

(3) The fire marshal shall inspect all air-supported structures at least once during the duration of the event at which the air-supported structure is being operated.


(4) Inspection & insurance regulations apply when
not located on the grounds of a one or two family dwelling.

1484.5. Fees
(4)
For air-supported structures, twenty dollars for each inspection certificate.

1484.9. Insurance; bond
A. No person shall operate unless at the time there is in existence:

B. A certificate verifying coverage shall be filed with the office of the state fire marshal, code enforcement and building safety.

E. The provisions of this Section shall also apply to operators of air-supported structures. However, the policy of liability insurance or bond amount required of such operators shall be in an amount of not less than three hundred thousand dollars.

1484.14. Report of purchases required; maintenance of records
A. All purchases of air-supported structures by operators within the state shall be reported by the operator to the assistant secretary by forwarding thereto a copy of the bill of sale or bill of lading. The assistant secretary shall maintain a
record of all such purchases reported.


B. Any operator who violates the requirements of Subsection A of this Section shall be subject to the penalties provided for in R.S. 40:1484.10.

Subpart B. Louisiana Carnival and Amusement Rider Safety Act

1485.7. Notice to riders
A. The owner shall display signs at any entrance or exit
B. All signs required by this Section shall include a legend providing that
STATE LAW REQUIRES RIDERS TO OBEY ALL WARNINGS AND DIRECTIONS AND BEHAVE IN A MANNER THAT WILL NOT CAUSE OR CONTRIBUTE TO INJURING THEMSELVES OR OTHERS. RIDERS SHOULD REPORT ALL INJURIES BEFORE LEAVING THE EVENT PREMISES.

Contact Information
Louisiana State Fire Marshal Office
Mechanical Safety Section
7919 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
TELEPHONE: (225) 925-4297
FAX: (225) 925-3699

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