Amusement Device Unit

Each year, millions of Tennesseans and visitors make their way to amusement parks, carnivals, fairs, zip lines, inflatable devices, haunted houses, etc. The Amusement Device Unit strives to ensure citizens and visitors are safe from harm. Tennessee Law requires amusement device owners and operators to hire qualified inspectors to perform annual inspections, to properly complete state forms and to submit other necessary documentation. Qualified inspectors are also required to follow the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and/or the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)** industry standards. (** In March 2015, the ACCT was approved by the commissioner as a certifying agency. ACCT is approved to inspect Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Canopy Tours only.)

Definition

AN "AMUSEMENT DEVICE"
In order to determine if amusement device companies are required to have an annual permit, the definition of an amusement device must be considered.

Requirements

PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS
Each year, a new inspection report and proper fees must be submitted.

Compliance

COMPLIANCE LISTINGS
View the list of compliant and non-compliant amusement device companies and learn how the state defines an amusement device.

Accidents

REPORT AN ACCIDENT
Cease operation, contact us, and contact a certified inspector.

Inspectors

FIND AN INSPECTOR
Tennessee Law requires companies to select qualified inspectors to perform the required inspections. Inspection fees are separate and unrelated to state fees. 

Advisories

ADVISORY NOTICES
Stay up-to-date on the latest advisory notices.

Board

ELEVATOR & AMUSEMENT DEVICE SAFETY BOARD
The advisory board provides technical expertise, grants, or denies requests for variances, and promulgates rules that govern elevators, escalators, amusement devices, etc.


Contact Amusement Device Unit

Amusement Device Unit
(615) 741-1900
(615) 532-1116

Emergency Contact

Mike Hardy, Amusement Device Manager
Mike.Hardy@tn.gov
(615) 426-0497