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

Maryland Division of Labor & Industry
1100 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 

TELEPHONE: (410) 767-2178 
FAX: (410) 333-7721 

STATUTE: Amusement Ride Safety, Business Regulations Article, Title 3. Annotated Code of Maryland. Code of Maryland Regulations 09.12.62, 63 & 64  

PERMITS AND LICENSES: Certificate of Inspection required for each ride, each time moved and reassembled. Certificate of Insurance required: Not less than $200,000 for non-mechanical rides $350,000 for mechanical

INSPECTION: Annual inspections of fixed site amusement parks. Mobile rides inspected each time ride is moved and reassembled. climbing walls are regulated in Maryland.

The inspectors for the State of Maryland will perform a paper inspection. Looking specifically at:

  • 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 Maryland will not perform a physical hands on inspection of your climbing wall 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 Maryland.

Maryland climbing wall regulation and inspection