Amusement Devices

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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 certified third party inspectors to perform annual inspections, to properly complete state forms and to submit other necessary documentation. Certified inspectors are also required to follow American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) industry standards.


Emergency Contact

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


News and Announcements

  Attention: Owners and Operators - Amusement Device Letter

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development educates the general public about hazards associated with the inherent operation of amusement devices. The department also enforces the Amusement Device Law.

Due to four (4) reported amusement device accidents in Tennessee since July 1, 2016, the department would like to provide amusement device owners and operators additional information and accident reporting guidelines in order to prevent future accidents.