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Elevator Unit - Frequently Asked Questions

Elevator FAQ Index

Inspections

What is the purpose of a State inspection? When is an inspection required? Who is authorized to perform inspections?

Miscellaneous

What is the difference between an owner and a responsible party? Who is responsible for maintaining a current Safety permit for a conveyance? How do I request a copy of the conveyance records? How do I get a job as a Safety Engineer? Is maintenance required for conveyances? The conveyance in my building acts erratically and/or makes strange noise(s). What should I do?

Elevator Companies

How do I request an inspection of a new or modified conveyance? When do I request inspection of a new or modified conveyance?

Certification

Go to our Certifications page to learn how to become a certified conveyance professional.

Elevator/Building Owners

When should I request an inspection of a conveyance already in use? I received a Preliminary Order. What do I do? What conditions can cause the State to shut down my elevator? My conveyance has been shut off by the State. Now what do I do? I have shut off the conveyance(s) in my building. Now what do I do? If an owner/responsible party changes, what should be done? Who is authorized to perform work on my conveyance?

Permits

I keep getting a one year permit for my conveyance. Is there a permit for a longer period of time? How can I get a replacement copy of my permit?

Payments

What is the cost for issuing a copy of the conveyance records? Why is the invoice payment required to be sent to one location and all other correspondence to somewhere else? What will happen if the required payment is not received by the State and recorded within the 60 day timeframe as stipulated? Can a penalty fee be cancelled? If so, what is the procedure? What is the fee schedule?