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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