Amusement Rides & Devices

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS) is taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our customers and our employees. While OPS remains open for business, we encourage you to utilize our online, email and telephone services as much as possible to minimize social contact.

Understanding that your contractors, consultants and third party inspectors may not have been available to provide you with timely service, OPS provided regulated owners and operators with extensions to any compliance-related deadline that occurred in March or April of 2020. Beginning in May 2020, OPS will consider case-by-case extensions to compliance deadlines if necessary due to the COVID-19 situation. Please contact your OPS program representative if you need to discuss deadlines and extensions.

The Second Amended Public Health Order 20-28 issued by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) on May 8, 2020, states in Section I (H) that "...amusement parks...remain closed". OPS does not have the authority to enforce this order. If you have questions, please contact OPS or CDPHE.

As many of our staff will be working remotely over the next few weeks, there may be slight delays to our normal response times.  If you are experiencing a delay in response time, please complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your patience.

The Amusement Rides and Devices Program oversees the operation of all mechanical rides and devices operated in the State of Colorado. The program requires annual registration prior to operation to ensure that amusement rides and devices have received the required annual third-party inspections and obtained adequate insurance coverage in the event that an accident occurs. The Amusement Rides and Devices Program has adopted minimum standards in its, regulations related to the operation, construction, repair and maintenance of rides. Our customers include the public patrons of amusement parks, carnivals, fairs, festivals and other destinations that offer amusement ride and devices for entertainment purposes.