Amusement Devices fees changed April 1, 2014
New fee schedule effective April 1, 2014. Read the consultation results on the fee change for Amusement Devices.
To install and operate an amusement device in BC, you first must be a licensed contractor and have the correct permits. An installation permit lets you install or erect an amusement device and an operating permit allows you to run it.
A number of amusement devices are not regulated by the BCSA and do not require installation or operating permits. Examples include: bungee devices, go karts, stationary coin operated rides, and amusement devices that are operated by muscle power.
For a complete list of devices that are exempt from the regulation, see section 18(2) of the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation.
The following devices are also exempt and not subject to regulation:
- Ziplines that do not exceed a height of 2.4 m from the ground.
- Ziplines that have trolley speeds less than 5m/sec (18 km/hr).
- Inflated devices that have a bounce surface less than .25 m from the base.
- Inflated devices that do not have inflated walls and/or roof that encloses the bounce surface.
If you’re not sure whether your amusement device is a regulated product, please contact:
Provincial Safety Manager for Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Devices,
Telephone: 778-396-2047, or