News

Miami-Dade Moves to Online Inspection Reporting
The Miami-Dade County Office of Elevator Safety transitioned to online inspection reporting as of October 1, 2018.  County officials provided this Industry Bulletin. Contact Miami-Dade for more information.

Kone Safety Alert – PDF
Safety alert issued by Kone on March 9, 2018, regarding a potential electric shock risk on the Kone TravelMaster 110 with Auto-Oiler option. (March 23, 2018)

Maxwell Erik “Max” Grablin Act

The Florida Legislature passed the Maxwell Erik “Max” Grablin Act, which provides specific safety requirements for newly installed elevators in private residences. The new law creates section 399.031, F.S., and specifies clearance requirements for hoistway doors and edges, pressure tolerances for doors and gates, and requires a device on the underside of the platform that will stop downward travel. The law took effect on July 1, 2016, and the requirements are to be added into the Florida Building Code by October 1, 2016.

Despite its location within Chapter 399, F.S., the division does not have authority to enforce the new requirements. Elevators and other conveyances in private residences remain excluded from Chapter 399, F.S., and the division’s jurisdiction. This law will be enforced through the Florida Building Code by the authorities having jurisdiction over elevators in private residences – generally this will be the local building authority. All questions about enforcement should be directed to the local building authority.

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DBPR Mobile App: Need to check a Florida license? There’s an app for that! More info here. DBPR Business Brief: The DBPR Business Brief is a comprehensive guide. More info here. DBPR Children’s eBook: You can download the book,Follow Your Dreams in FloridaMore info here.

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