About the Elevator Program
We ensure public safety by performing safety inspections and issuing annual operating permits for more than 22,000 conveyances throughout Washington. State law requires a permit before you install, reinstall, or alter/modify any conveyance or stairchair lift.
- We investigate accidents involving conveyances.
- We help owners, manufacturers, and contractors understand the codes, rules, and regulations.
- We license elevator companies and mechanics.
- We review installation applications and inspect and approve upgrades to existing elevators.
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