The Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection is responsible for inspecting amusement rides at temporary events (fairs, carnivals and festivals), and permanent amusement parks for structural and operational integrity.
All traveling amusement companies (those playing at temporary event) are permitted annually, but are required to be inspected each time they set up. Permanent amusement facilities are inspected twice a year and permitted annually.
Florida has about 240 permanent amusement parks and more than 190 traveling amusement companies.
- FDACS-03424 - Owner’s Daily Inspection Report - Carnival
- FDACS-03425 - Owner’s Daily Inspection Report – Water Park
- FDACS-03426 - Owner’s Daily Inspection Report – Go-Cart
- FDACS-03427 - Owner’s Daily Inspection Report - Bungy
- FDACS-03428 - Written Accident Report
- FDACS-03429 - Request for Inspection or Re-Inspection
- FDACS-03430 - Mechanical, Structural or Electrical Defect Report
- FDACS-03431 - Employee Training Record
- FDACS-03433 - Affidavit of Compliance and Nondestructive Testing
The permit fee is paid once a year, but an inspection fee is charged each time the ride is inspected or is relocated. Additional fees include, late, failure to cancel, weekend/holiday, and re-inspection fees. A fee schedule is available upon request.
Fees and Fee Schedules
- Annual Permit for any amusement ride $430.00
- Annual permit for any bungee jump $500.00
- Inspection fee per kiddie amusement ride $35.00
- Inspection fee per non-kiddie amusement ride $70.00
- Inspection fee per super amusement ride $140.00
- Inspection fee per go-kart (in addition to track inspection fee) $7.00
- Re inspection fee $500.00
- Replacement of lost USAID plate $100.00
- Late inspection request per amusement ride $100.00
- Failure to cancel inspection request per amusement ride $100.00
- Additional fee per amusement ride for inspections on weekends or state holidays $75.00