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Tramway & Amusement Ride Safety

Tramway and Amusement Ride Safety was established to oversee the safe and enjoyable use of the State's ski industry resources. Additionally, it ensures compliance with safety regulations for the carnival and amusement ride operators in New Hampshire.

One function of Tramway and Amusement Ride Safety is to oversee the registration, inspection and compliance with the laws and safe operating procedures for all mechanical ski lifts, tramways, portable and fixed tows in the State of New Hampshire. The Tramway Board, members of which are appointed by the Governor, review and approve all applications for construction or new lifts and/or modification of existing lifts. Each mechanical lift is registered and inspected yearly with additional inspections randomly conducted during the year. Registrations are also required for lifts operating during the summer.

Tramway and Amusement Ride Safety also oversees the registration, inspection and compliance with the laws and safe operating procedures for any mechanical amusement rides operating in the State of New Hampshire. Any company wishing to operate amusement rides in New Hampshire must contact this office no less than ten days prior to inspection and operation. Each company operating in the State must carry adequate liability insurance and be inspected by a State Inspector. Each mechanical ride must be inspected and registered prior to operation. Each mechanical ride that passes inspection is given a registration decal which must be affixed on the ride and be visible to the public.

The Tramway & Amusement Ride Safety section is administratively attached to the Division of Fire Safety.

Documents & Forms

Laws & Administrative Rules

Tramway Safety Board Members
Selden Hannah, Rochester (Chairman)
May 29, 1991 - June 1, 2020
Insurance Industry
Mark Petrozzi, Gilford
September 17, 2003 - June 20, 2021
Surface Lift
Robert Hoyt, Madison
August 1, 1990 - June 20, 2022
Cable Lift
Stanley Judge, Shelburne
September 28, 1999 - June 19, 2019
Public Member

Meeting Notice:

Tuesday, September 29th at 10:00am
Location: Gunstock Mountain Resort (base lodge), Gilford NH

Meeting Minutes:

2019/ 2020





Tramway & Amusement Ride Safety - Staff Listing
W. Briggs Lockwood
Chief Inspector
Nancy Ettelson
L. Scot Woolfenden

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