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The following is a summary of Ohio'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.
No person shall operate an amusement ride within the state without a
Prior to issuing any permit the state will inspect each amusement
ride. The owner will have the amusement ride ready for inspection not later
than two hours after the time that it is requested for the inspection.
state will charge the following amusement ride fees:
Permit $ 50
Annual inspection and reinspection per ride:
Kiddie rides $100
Midseason operational inspection per ride $ 25
inspection per ride $100
Failure to cancel scheduled inspection
per ride $100
Failure to have amusement ride ready for inspection per ride
the state may inspect the ride during each scheduled event
on a list provided by the owner
the state may conduct a midseason operational
inspection of every amusement ride it conducts an annual inspection
§ 1711.54. Certificate of insurance required for issuance of permit.
owner must have liability insurance
of not less than five hundred thousand dollars because of bodily
injury to or death of one person and not less than one million dollars
because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in each
occurrence. provided by an authorized
file a certificate of insurance with the department
§ 1711.55. Duties of ride owner; operators; accident reports; inspections;
temporary cessation orders.
The owner of an amusement ride shall maintain a current maintenance, repair,
and inspection record for each amusement ride
The owner of an amusement
ride shall maintain records of all serious injuries involving riders
owner of a temporary amusement ride shall provide the department with
a tentative schedule of events
Duty of rider to heed warnings and directions and avoid unsafe behavior.
The owner of the amusement ride display the warnings and directions in a public
and conspicuous place on or near the ride.
Department of Agriculture
Amusement Ride Safety Division
8995 East Main
Street, Bldg. #2
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
TELEPHONE: (614) 728-6280
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