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Virginia Amusement Device Regulations [13 VAC 5 ‑ 31]
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Chapter Information
Description The Board of Housing and Community Development promulgates regulations pertaining to the construction, maintenance, operation and inspection of amusement devices. The Uniform Statewide Building Code applies to amusement devices to the extent not superseded by § 36-98.3 of the Code of Virginia and the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations. An amusement device means (i) a device or structure open to the public by which persons are conveyed or moved in an unusual manner for diversion and (ii) passenger tramways. A "passenger tramway" means a device used to transport passengers uphill, and suspended in the air by the use of steel cables, chains or belts, or by ropes, and usually supported by trestles or towers with one or more spans.
State Authority § 36-98.3 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephen W. Calhoun  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Main Street Center
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: steve.calhoun@dhcd.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)371-7000    FAX: (804)371-7090    TDD: (804)371-7089
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Update Virginia Amusement Device Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/14/2014.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to Conform to Statute Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/28/2011.
Update Virginia Amusement Device Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/1/2011.
Amend the Virginia Amusement Device Regulation. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/1/2008.
Update and Amend the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2005.
General Revision Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/1/2003.