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A separate permit must be obtained before the construction, installation, alteration, or repair of a mechanical amusement riding device. A permit issued for other work does not authorize the installation, alteration, or repair of a mechanical amusement riding device.
14A-4-404.11.1 Application
The permit application must specify the number of devices and type of equipment to be installed, or the nature of the alteration or repair to be made. The application must identify the address of the building or structure where the device is to be installed and specify the location within the building or structure. The application must be accompanied by drawings and specifications sufficient to establish conformance of the proposed work to requirements of the Chicago Conveyance Device Code.
14A-4-404.11.1.1 Mechanical Amusement Riding Device ID Number
The permit application for a mechanical amusement riding device must include the registration number assigned to the type of device by the building official.
14A-4-404.11.1.2 New Types of Mechanical Amusement Riding Devices
For every new or previouslyunregistered type of mechanical amusement riding device, a detailed drawing and description of the construction thereof, with a certificate signed by a registered design professional certifying to the strength and safety of such device, must be submitted to the building official for approval and assignment of a registration number.
14A-4-404.11.2 Insurance
Every permit application for a mechanical amusement riding device must be accompanied by proof of commercial general liability insurance and property damage insurance, which must name the City of Chicago, its officers and employees as an additional insured on a primary, noncontributory basis for any liability arising directly or indirectly from the permittee's operations in an amount of not less than $1 million per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury, and property damage. Such proof of insurance must be filed with the building official and Comptroller. The applicant or permittee must maintain such insurance policy in full force and effect at all times during the permit period. Each policy must include a provision to the effect that the policy is not subject to cancellation, reduction in the amounts of its liabilities, or other material change until notice thereof has been received in writing by the City's Comptroller, not less than 30 days before such action. Failure to maintain insurance coverage as required by this section will result in revocation of the permit.
14A-4-404.11.3 Engineering Report
Where mechanical amusement riding devices are to be installed within a building above the lowest story, the permit application must be accompanied by a letter or other documents signed and sealed by a registered design professional verifying the structural capacity of the floor where the device is to be placed.
14A-4-404.11.4 Temporary Installations
Where mechanical amusement riding devices are to be installed on a temporary basis, the permit application must be accompanied by a letter from the organization sponsoring the carnival, a letter from the owners of the property where the rides are to be located, a description of toilet facilities, and, if applicable, a permit for use of the public way. Permits for temporary installations may not be issued for terms of more than 14 days. Where a mechanical amusement riding device will be installed on a temporary basis for more than 14 days, a separate permit must be obtained for each 14-day term.
14A-4-404.11.5 Coin-Operated Devices
Coin-operated mechanical amusement riding devices, installed on a permanent basis may not be permitted for a term longer than one year. Where a coin-operated mechanical amusement riding device is to remain at the same location for longer than one year, a separate permit must be obtained for each 1-year term.

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