For the most up to date information on the State of Kentucky Regulations of Climbing Walls - please call our office at (877) 206-8967 or the state department listed below:

Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Division of Regulation and Inspection
107 Corporate Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601 

TELEPHONE: (502) 573-0282 
FAX: (502) 564-5669 

STATUTE: KRS Chapter 247, effective July 5, 1988.302 KAR 16.08E special regulations for bungee jumping" operations 

PERMITS AND LICENSES: $50.00 permit fee, good for one year 

INSPECTION: One annual inspection required by state. Mobile & fixed site amusements, ski lifts, zip lines, water slides, air inflatables, and go-cart establishments are all covered.

The State of Kentucky began regulating climbing walls in January 2012. Inspections in the State of Kentucky is essentially a paperwork inspection. The State of Kentucky at the time of your inspection will want to see:

  • Engineering Plans and Drawings
  • Operations Manual
  • Inspection Records and Logs - to be performed by Qualified 3rd Party Inspector
  • Staff Training Records and Certficates.

The State of Kentucky will not physically inspect your climbing wall structure or belay systems. Having a state inspection is a duty to demponstrate to the state that you are in compliance with the law and that is it. You must hire a 3rd party inspector to perform a hands on inspection of your climbing wall or tower in the State of Kentucky.

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