District of Columbia

For the most up to date information on the State of District of Columbia Regulations of Zip Lines and Zip Tours - please call our office at (877) 206-8967 or the state department listed below:

Building and Land Regulation Administration
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
941 North Capital Street N.E. Room 2117
Washington, DC 20002

TELEPHONE: (202) 442-4538
FAX: (202) 442-4539

STATUTE: DC Construction Code of 1992

PERMITS AND LICENSES: Licenses required for carnival before the rides begin operating

INSPECTION: D.C. inspects amusement rides operating at carnivals, circuses and neighborhood festivals in the District of Columbia.

Additionally, any inspection of a zip line in the District of Columbia shall be done by a qualified person capable of climbing on and through your zip line as they inspect the entire structure(s), cable tension, terminations, deck supports, fasteners, staircases, etc. 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 zip line in the state of Delaware.- Do both at the same time and save money. ESI is qaulified to perform both simultaniously in the District of Columbia.