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The following is a summary of Maine'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.
§502. Fees, prosecutions; traveling shows
An amusement device may not operate without first paying a license
fee for each calendar year.
Application for the license must be made
to the Commissioner of Public Safety
amusement device may not exhibit
in this State without first furnishing the Commissioner of Public Safety a
certificate of public liability insurance issued by an authorized insurer
The amusement device license fee is $50 per amusement device.
§803. Rider conduct
1. Reports. A rider or the rider's parent or guardian shall report in writing to the amusement
owner or the amusement owner's designee any injury sustained on an amusement
ride before leaving the amusement owner's premises
§804. Notice to riders
1. General signs. An amusement owner shall display signs indicating the applicable safety responsibilities
2. Individual amusement ride signs. An amusement owner shall post a sign at each amusement ride that includes a legend providing that
"State law requires riders to obey all warnings and directions for this ride and
behave in a manner that will not cause or contribute to injuring themselves or
others. Riders must report injuries before leaving. Failure to comply is punishable
by fine and imprisonment."
Any sign required by this section must be prominently
displayed at a conspicuous location, clearly visible to the public and bold
and legible in design.
GOVERNING OPERATIONS OF AMUSEMENT DEVICES AND MIDWAYS
SECTION I – CERTIFICATE OF
1. A certificate of
public liability insurance, in an amount of $ 1,000,000.00, as a minimum,
will be furnished to the Commissioner of Public Safety.
SECTION IV - ACCIDENTS
procedures shall be established for each ride for use in case of emergency.
Any necessary equipment needed for such evacuation shall be readily
available for use.
shall be made to render first aid in the event persons are injured.
3. It will be
the responsibility of the ride owner or his representative to report to the
State Fire Marshal's Office via Regional State Police Barracks any personal
injury accident as follows:
if injury requires emergency room treatment or hospitalization;
twenty-four (24) hours if personal injury requires emergency first aid.
Department of Public Safety
Office of State Fire Marshal
State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0052
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-8734 or 207-557-0110
FAX: (207) 624-8767
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