Amusement Devices: Licences

To operate a regulated amusement device in Ontario, you must hold a valid Amusement Devices Operating Licence from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).

If you want to operate a regulated amusement ride or device in Ontario, you must first hold a valid Amusement Devices Operating Licence from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). 

(Remember, you do not need a licence or permit from the TSSA to operate a non-regulated device, although you may need one from another organization.)


Submit one of these forms to apply for or renew an Amusement Device Operating Licence:

You need only one operating licence to operate all your amusement rides or devices.

You must have a valid Amusement Devices Operating Licence before you can obtain a Amusement Device Permit for each ride or device you will operate.


With your application, you will be required to:

  • Provide a Certificate of Insurance as proof of liability insurance for a minimum of $2 million per occurrence with an insurance carrier licensed in Ontario and/or Canada. To obtain a Certificate of Insurance, contact your insurance agent or broker and ask them to issue and sign one in Acord or CSIO form, noting TSSA as the certificate holder and detailing the devices to be insured, the limits required under Ontario Regulation 221/01 (5) 3 and confirmation that a 30-day notice of cancellation and/or material change in coverage clause has been endorsed onto the policy. It is also recommended that the Certificate of Insurance reference your Amusement Devices Licence Number to help ensure timely processing.

  • Provide the names and certificate numbers of TSSA-certified Amusement Device Mechanics who will erect and maintain your device.

  • Designate a qualified person with has full knowledge of the Act and regulations as the person in charge of operations of each amusement device. (Proof of operator training will need to be presented to the TSSA inspector at the time of the Amusement Device Inspection.)

  • Email a completed Amusement Devices Operating Schedule (XLS), to the extent that you know it, to Updates made throughout the operating year must be sent by email to and must be made available to the TSSA inspector upon request.

  • Prepay for your Amusement Devices Operating Licence on the TSSA’s Prepayment Portal.

Once you have completed the application process and paid the licence fee, a licence will be sent to you based on the delivery method—email or mail—you designated on your account.


An Amusement Devices Operating Licence is subject to an initial fee and a fee upon renewal according to the Amusement Devices Fee Schedule.

Amusement Devices Operating Licences expire on December 31 of every year.

A renewal invoice will be sent out approximately two months before your Amusement Devices Operating Licence expires. You must renew the licence every year.

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