North Carolina

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

North Carolina Department of Labor Elevator/Amusement Device Bureau
11 Hillsboro Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1092

TELEPHONE: (919) 807-2770
FAX: (919) 807-2777

STATUTE: General Statutes of North Carolina Chapter 95 - Article 14b

PERMITS AND LICENSES: A permit number is issued which is recorded on a sticker and attached to the ride following inspection

INSPECTION: Semi-annual inspection of stationary rides. Unannounced inspection. Every mobile ride inspected at each set-up. Follow-up inspection to insure compliance with recommendation.

North Carolina State inspectors will perform primarilly a paper inspection - looking for:

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

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 North Carolina.

North Carolina climbing wall map