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

State Building Code Office Commonwealth of Virginia
501 North Second Street
Richmond, VA 23219

TELEPHONE: (804) 371-7160
FAX: (804) 371-7092

STATUTE: Section 36-98.3 of the Code of Virginia Amusement Devices PERMITS AND 

LICENSES: A permit is required from the local building department for the reassembly or operation of an amusement device

INSPECTION: Inspections are performed only by inspectors that have met Virginia's certification requirements - NAARSO Certified Inspectors.

State of Virginia inspectors will be perfoming primarily a paper inspection of your climbing walls 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 Virginia.

Virginia climbing wall regulators map