Penalties

Operation of a conveyance without a permit

  • First violation: $171.20.
  • Second violation: $342.60.
  • Each additional violation: $500.00.

Installation, relocation, and alternation of a conveyance without a permit

  • First violation: $171.20.
  • Second violation: $342.60..
  • Each additional violation: $500.00

Operation of a conveyance for which L&I has issued a red tag or has revoked or suspended an operating permit or operation of a decommissioned elevator

This includes the removal of a red tag from a conveyance

  • Fee: $500.00

Failure to comply with a correction notice

  • After 90 days: $114.10.
  • After 180 days: $285.40.
  • After 270 days: $457.00.
  • After 360 days: $500.00.
  • Each 30 days after 360 days: $500.00.

Note: Penalties are cumulative

Failure to submit official written notification that all corrections have been completed

  • After 90 days: $114.10.
  • After 180 days: $285.40.
  • After 270 days: $457.00.
  • After 360 days: $500.00.
  • Each 30 days after 360 days: $500.00.

Failure to notify L&I of each accident to a person requiring services of a physician or resulting in a disability exceeding one day may result in a $500.00 penalty per day (Plus WAC 296-96-01057).

The conveyance must be removed from service until L&I authorizes the operation of the conveyance. This may require an inspection, and the applicable fees will be applied.

Failure to remove from service may result in an additional $500.00 penalty per day.

Other Fees

Administrative fees

Technical services:​ $89.20​
Plan checking fee:​ $36.90​
Permit renewal fee:​ $67.30​
Installation and alteration plan approval:​ $36.90​

Service fees

Re-inspection:​ $149.00 per conveyance​ plus $74.20 per hour​
Variance fees:​ $223.80 per conveyance​ (onsite) $74.10 per conveyance (offsite)​
Red tag inspection:​ $36.80​ (Note: this fee is for performing an annual inspection to conveyances that are in red tag status)​
Decommission inspection:​ $74.20​
Voluntary inspections by request:​ $149.00 per conveyance​ and $74.20 per hour​
Inspection fees outside of normal working hours:​ minimum $111.50​ and $111.50 per hour​

Other fees

Temporary operating permit:​ $119.10​
Processing fee: ​ $44.40 - for each refund​
Duplication of a damaged operating permit: ​ $14.50​

Make checks payable to Labor & Industries and mail to:

Department of Labor & Industries
Elevator Program
PO Box 44480
Olympia WA 98504-4480