Amusement Ride or Structure Operating Permit

What is the purpose of this permit?
To authorize the operation of an amusement ride or structure; amusement structure or ride.
Who issues this permit?
Department of Labor and Industries
What activities require this permit?
Any amusement ride as defined in RCW 67.42.010 and WAC 296-403A-100.
How much will this permit cost?
$10 per ride or structure
Where can I get the application for this permit?
The application is called 'Application for Amusement Ride or Air-Supported Structure Operating Permit' is online and can be accessed at
Do I need to include anything with my application?
Proof of insurance and Safety Inspection Report from a 3rd party Certified Amusement Ride Inspector.
Is the decision on my permit dependent on anything besides the information in my application?
The decision is dependent on payment and submittal of the required documentation.
How long will it take to review my application?
Allow 3 days for a response. Accuracy and completeness speeds up the processing time.
Where do I submit my application?
Applications may be submitted by mail or in-person at an L&I office.
How long is my permit valid?
Decal is valid for one year.
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Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here:

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 3
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 83

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1

(Summary results based on 1106 submittals in 2023)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Web page URL:
Helpdesk phone: Contact local office
Subject matter expert phone: (360) 902-6078 or (360) 902-6525
Subject matter expert email:
Statewide Contact:
Department of Labor and Industries
Electrical Program
PO Box 44460
Olympia, WA 98504-4460
Telephone: (360) 902-5249
* Permit information last updated 1/6/2020