The Board of Housing and Community Development adopts the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR) to regulate “amusement devices” defined as:
The VADR prescribes uniform statewide regulations to be complied with for the construction, maintenance, inspection, and operation of amusement devices, whether mobile or affixed to a site. Enforcement of the VADR is the responsibility of each local government’s building inspection department. The local government may charge fees to defray the costs of enforcement and appeals arising from the application of the VADR.
The board bases the technical requirements of the VADR on nationally accepted standards and makes as few amendments as possible. Local government has not been granted the authority to amend the provisions of the VADR. The purpose is to benefit the citizens of Virginia by promoting efficiency and safety in the amusement device industry, many aspects of which are interstate in nature.
The VADR supplements the provisions of the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) for the purpose of protecting the health, safety and welfare of amusement device users. Provisions are included in the regulations for:
For assistance regarding the application and enforcement of the VADR, please contact the local building inspection department in your locality.
For more information about the VADR, contact:
State Building Code Office
EACH COUNTY IN VIRGINIA HAS ITS OWN DEPARTMENT THAT HANDLES AMUSEMENT RIDE PERMITS AND APPLICATIONS.
For more information on Amusement Device Permit and Applications for these counties, contact:
Department of Environmental Management
Prince William County
Prince William County Government
Loudoun County Government
Special Events Permit and Plan for Indoor or Outdoor Assemblages, Carnivals, Fairs and Festivals are required under the Fire Prevention Code.
Code Administration Main Office