Inspections

The Florida Elevator Safety Act requires that only licensed vertical conveyances with a current satisfactory inspection can renew the Certificate of Operation. All elevators or other conveyances must be annually inspected by a Florida-licensed certified elevator inspector or by a municipality or county under contract with the division pursuant to section 399.13, Florida Statutes. If the elevator is not an escalator or a dumbwaiter, serves only two adjacent floors, and is covered by a full-service maintenance contract that meets the minimum requirements in Florida law, the annual inspection is not required. The elevator owner is responsible for annually verifying the existence and performance of the service maintenance contract.

In addition, section 399.03(5), Florida Statutes, states:

All new conveyance installations must be performed by a registered elevator company. Before any vertical conveyance is used, except those in a private residence, it must be inspected by a certified elevator inspector not employed, associated, or having a conflict of interest with the elevator construction permitholder or elevator owner and certified as meeting the safety provisions of the Florida Building Code, including the performance of all required safety tests.

Inspection Extracts

The downloadable files below represent extracts of all elevator inspections performed statewide. These files are in Microsoft Excel format.

Elevator Violation Codes

Violation Codes (excel format .xls)

Submitting Elevator Inspection Reports

Registered elevator companies and certified elevator inspectors are required to submit elevator inspection reports to the division’s Bureau of Elevator Safety within 5 days after the inspection. Approved conveyance inspection report violation codes must be used. Report submittal may be completed in two ways.

1. Manual Submittal

Complete the authorized scannable inspection report provided on our website and send the original copy to the Bureau of Elevator Safety at 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-1013 .

2. Electronic Submittal:

Inspection data may be saved in an electronic file and submitted to the division via the Internet in an approved format. Registered elevator companies and certified elevator inspectors may submit electronically through DBPR Online Services. Activate your account according to the online instructions (you must know your company or inspector license number). Once your account is activated, you can choose the link to “Submit Elevator Inspection Reports Electronically.”

Your license must be current and you must log in to access the submittal website. Also, you must have a registered elevator company or certified elevator inspector license. You cannot submit from the elevator license screen or the certificate of competency license screen.

Please note that electronically filing the inspection data DOES NOT relieve you of the statutory requirement to file a copy of the inspection with the division. You may send an electronic copy (scanned image) of the inspection reports by email to dhr.elevators@myfloridalicense.com or you may mail copies to the division (please attach a note indicating they have been e-filed).

Electronic submittal requires a valid e-mail address and a data file in the approved format. Once you submit the file, a verification e-mail will be sent to the address you provide. The division’s main inspection database is updated daily. When the update is complete, you will receive reports indicating which records were accepted and rejected by the database. The report of rejected records indicates why the record was rejected and will require the submitter to make corrections and resubmit. If you have questions regarding this process, please send us a message or contact the Customer Contact Center @ 850.487.1395.

Need Help?

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

Rick Akin, 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