Amusement Ride Operator’s Permit

Iowa Workforce Development


Permit for operating amusement rides and devices.

Code Citation IC 88A

Who Applies Operators of amusement devices, rides, concession booths, or related electrical equipment.

When To Apply Applications must be received on or before May 1 of each year.

Initial Requirements Applicants must provide a certificate of insurance, completed application form, fee, and itinerary. Individual rides are only allowed to operate after passing a state inspection.

Duration Expire December 31 of each calendar year.

Processing Time Two weeks.

Fee Structure The permit fee is thirty or forty dollars depending on the amount of equipment. The permittee must also pay for equipment inspection fees.

Renewal Requirements Must reapply every year before May 1.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Matthew Mitchell
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309