Rhode Island

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

Building Commissioner Department of Administration
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

TELEPHONE: (401) 222-3529
FAX: (401) 222-2599

STATUTE: State of Rhode Island General Laws, Title 23, Chapter 34.1, Short titled: Amusement Ride Safety Act

PERMITS AND LICENSES: Annual registration requirements for each ride (permanent and temporary rides included) are: 1) passing annual inspection by independent professional engineer, 2) payment of $50 annual fee, and 3) financial responsibility of owner in the amount of one million/OCC

INSPECTION: Annual inspection by independent professional engineer as condition to register the ride annually, and 2) inspection by the State Inspector for temporary amusement devices after each set-up.

In Rhode Island there is currently no climbing wall regulation or state oversite. It is your duty as an organization to follow industry standards and maintan compliance as no state entity is required to. You must hire a 3rd party inspector to perform a hands on inspection of your climbing walls or towers in the State of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island climbing wall inspection and training