We ensure public safety by performing safety inspections and issuing annual operating permits for more than 22,000 elevators and other lifting devices throughout Washington. State law requires a permit before you install, reinstall any conveyance or stair chair way lift.

  • We investigate accidents involving conveyances.
  • We help owners, manufacturers, and contractors understand the codes, rules and regulations.
  • We administer national board and state examinations.
  • We review installation applications and inspect and approve upgrades to existing elevators.