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Permitting Requirements and Annual Fees

Prior to operating any amusement device in the State of Tennessee, the Amusement Device Unit must receive the following five (5) documents:

1 | Permit Application with Itinerary

form including the company information, locations, and dates in which the device(s) will be in operation.

2 | Amusement Device List

form listing the device name(s), type(s), and serial number(s).

3 | Certificate of Liability Insurance

valid with minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence and schedule of device(s) covered.

4 | 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 requires Inspection Reports to be completed and dated within 3 months of the permit application date. 

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.

5 | 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

This Page Last Updated: September 12, 2019 at 2:34 PM