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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
(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
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:
amusement ride that operates only by human power or gravity, including a water
slide or water flume; or
2. any other amusement attraction.
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
keep accurate records of injuries to the public that occur during use of
(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
the Commissioner shall inspect the amusement attraction within 24 hours after receiving
notice of the incident.
Division of Labor and Industry
Amusement Ride Safety
1100 North Eutaw Street Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
FAX: (410) 333-7721
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