Permitting Requirements

Prior to operating any amusement device in the State of Tennessee, the Amusement Device Unit must receive the following four (4) documents:

1. Permit Application which includes the Amusement Device List and Traveling Company Itinerary

Form Includes three (3) sections for completion:

  1. The Administrative Information section showing the company information, type and status
  2. The Amusement Device List section including the device name(s), type(s), and serial number(s)
  3. The Itinerary section for the traveling company operating locations, dates in which the device(s) will be in operation and contact information (applicable to traveling companies only)

2. Certificate of Liability Insurance

valid with a minimum general liability of $1,000,000 per occurrence 

3. Inspection Report

Form indicates ASTM/ACCT or other approved industry standards have been used and inspected device(s) meet that approved standard. The Amusement Device Unit accepts Inspection Reports stating that the devices ‘Pass’ inspection or ‘Meet’ the approved industry standards (ACCT or ASTM). The Inspection Reports must include a date of inspection that’s within three (3) months of the effective or start date of the operating permit.

Bulletins, Alerts, and Notices 

The Annual Amusement Device Inspection Report form requires third (3rd) party inspectors to indicate that the inspector has "Read and followed manufacturers' bulletins, alerts, and notices."

Please see the following link from the Council for Amusement and Recreational Equipment Safety (CARES) website for Bulletin/Alert and Notices Archives: CARES Bulletin/Alert and Notice Archives

This information has been obtained by the Tennessee Amusement Device Unit as a public service. It is not intended to be and does not constitute a comprehensive list. The Amusement Device Unit believed the information to be correct and current when sent; however, there could be regular changes and additional information that may not be reflected. All requirements and recommendations should always be verified with the manufacturer to ensure safe and proper use. If you identify any errors, please contact the Tennessee Amusement Device Unit.

4. Submitting Annual Payments

Send a check, money order, or cashiers check made payable to the State of Tennessee in the amount of $150. At this time, electronic payments are not accepted. Please address all correspondence specifically as listed below:

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development 
WRC Division - Amusement Device Unit (Floor 2B) 
220 French Landing Drive 
Nashville, Tennessee 37243 

Safety Compliance Officers

Kevin Klutts (West)
(731) 693-0687

Jennifer Murphy (Central)
(615) 866-8509

John Tarpley (East)
(865) 318-1780

Amusement Device Unit

(615) 741-1900

(615) 532-1116

This Page Last Updated: June 8, 2022 at 12:20 PM