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The following is a summary of Maryland'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.

Article-Business Regulation 3-401. Insurance and inspection required.

(a)  Insurance required.- An amusement attraction may not operate unless the amusement owner has purchased insurance
(b)  Inspection required.-
Except for testing and inspection, an amusement attraction may not be operated unless the state has issued a certificate of inspection

Article-Business Regulation 3-402. Inspections and investigations.

The certificate of inspection shall be posted in plain view on the amusement attraction.

Article-Business Regulation 3-403. Insurance.

(1) An amusement owner shall obtain insurance against liability for injury to an individual that arises out of the use of an amusement attraction.
(2) The insurance shall be in the amount of at least:
(i) $350,000 for an amusement ride that operates by mechanical means; or
(ii) $200,000 for:
1. an amusement ride that operates only by human power or gravity, including a water slide or water flume; or
2. any other amusement attraction.

(b)  Same - Insurer.- An amusement owner shall obtain insurance from an insurer or surety that is acceptable to the State Insurance Commissioner.

Article-Business Regulation 3-404. Records and reports.

(a)  In general.- Each amusement owner who operates an amusement attraction in the State shall:
(1)
keep and make available records about the activities of the amusement owner
(2) keep accurate records of injuries to the public that occur during use of amusement attractions
(b)  Death or serious injury.- Whenever a death or serious physical injury results from the operation of an amusement attraction:
(1) the person who directly controls the operation of the amusement attraction immediately shall close the amusement attraction until it has been inspected by the Commissioner;
(2) the amusement owner shall report the incident orally or in writing to the Commissioner within 24 hours; and
(3) the Commissioner shall inspect the amusement attraction within 24 hours after receiving notice of the incident. 

Contact Information
Division of Labor and Industry
Amusement Ride Safety
1100 North Eutaw Street Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
e-mail:  safe4u@dllr.state.md.us
(410) 767-2990
FAX: (410) 333-7721

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