Elevator Accidents

Section 399.125, Florida Statutes, states:  

Reporting of elevator accidents; penalties.–Within 5 working days after any accident occurring in or upon any elevator, the certificate of operation holder shall report the accident to the division on a form prescribed by the division. Failure to timely file this report is a violation of this chapter and will subject the certificate of operation holder to an administrative fine, to be imposed by the division, in an amount not to exceed $1,000.

DBPR’s new Online Services now allows elevator owners to file accident reports directly from their online account. You can also change address information, renew your license and maintain service maintenance contract information with the online service. Just go to My Account above or click the button below to create your account, maintain your license(s) or file an an accident report. You do not need to complete the form below if you file electronically using our online service.


The Division of Hotels and Restaurants developed the form below for reporting of elevator accidents:

DBPR HR-7016 Elevator Owners Accident Report Form, required to be filed in instances of elevator accident within 5 days of the incident.

Accident Extracts

The downloadable file below represents an extract of all elevator accidents reported statewide since July 1, 2008. These files are in Microsoft Excel format.

The data in this extract tracks with the information provided on the current reporting form.

Elevator Accident Details – File Layout Explanation (by column): County Code (internal use), County, Building Type, Elevator Serial Number, File Number, Classification, Accident Date, Submitted Date, Accident Notes, License Status, License Expiration Date, Organization Name, License Location, City, Zip, Capacity, Landings, Distance Traveled (in feet),  Age Installed, Two Stop Exemption, Accident Time, AM or PM, Elevator Type, Medical Attention Required, Fall, Trip, Bruises, Cuts, Entrapment, Arm, Hand, Leg, Fingers, Knee, Hair, Foot, Other, Toes, Torso, Carry-on, Stroller, Safety Issues, Mechanical, Other Factors, Clothing/Footwear Involved, Equipment Involved, Witnessed Activities, Post Event Inspection Required, Performed By, Post Event Inspection Date, Cleared for Continued Use, Cleared By, CEI Number, Date Cleared, Report Submitted By, Date, Title, Phone Number, Contracted Jurisdiction.

Statistical Reports

Updated weekly

Need Help?

All requests for public records, complaints, forms, and applications for licenses can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Steven von Bodungen, Director

Division of Hotels and Restaurants
Bureau of Elevator Safety
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1013

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Email: dhr.elevators@myfloridalicense.com