Tramway and Funicular What We Do NCDOL Inspectors conduct periodic inspections on aerial tramways and incline railways (funiculars) operating in the state of North Carolina. Equipment owners are required to schedule annual inspections no later than October 31 of each year via the online system. This requirement is needed to better serve our industry customers. Owners should make provisions to have permanent power on and equipment operational for inspection. Information for Tramways and Funiculars Notices to Tramway/Funicular Owners Important information for tramway/funicular owners. Request an Inspection The Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau conducts regular, periodic inspections of this equipment. Public Records Request To make a public records request, please complete this form. Application to Install Chair or Gondola Lifts, Ski Tows, or Funiculars Fill out this application to install chair or gondola lifts, ski tows or funiculars Application Report a Safety Concern This form is used to report safety concerns regarding elevators, escalators, amusement devices, aerial tramways, or other related equipment in the state of NC. Report Passenger Tramway Laws and Administrative Rules Passenger Tramway Safety Act The Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau enforces the Passenger Tramway Safety Act, which governs the registration and inspection of ski lifts, funiculars and tramways to ensure the public is safe from unnecessary mechanical hazards. Passenger Tramway Administrative Rules The N.C. Department of Labor adopts administrative rules, which provide further information regarding enforcement of the act. The rules for the Passenger Tramway Safety Act can be found at the Office of Administrative Hearings website.