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​, plus $74.20 per hour​​
Inspection fees outside of normal working hours Minimum $111.50​, plus $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