About the Elevator Program

What we do

The Elevator Section performs safety inspections and issues annual operating permits for elevators and other lifting devices throughout Washington State. We also review installation applications and inspect and approve upgrades to existing elevators.

Why we do it

  • To ensure public safety by performing annual safety inspections of elevators and other lifting devices.
  • To establish safety standards that ensure elevators are a safe mode of transportation.
  • To help owners of elevators and other lifting devices understand the rules and regulations that will allow them to maintain and operate their elevators safely.

Elevator customer rights
What we believe to be elevator owners' rights.

Elevator Inspectors and Program Staff
Information about L&I's regional elevator inspectors and Tumwater main office staff.

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