Elevator Operating Certificates

The purpose of elevator inspections is to provide safety standards for the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and inclined lifts, moving walks and their hoistways.

The units included are passenger elevators, freight elevators, escalators, and moving walks in public places. Passenger and freight elevator safety inspections are required for all elevators. Following the annual safety inspection, the correction of any deficiencies found during inspection and the payment of the elevator certificate of inspection fee the owner and/or user of the elevator will be issued an elevator operating certificate which authorizes the elevator to be operated until the next date of inspection.

For more information regarding Elevator Operating Certificates and inspections e-mail the Elevator Safety program or call (406) 841-2056.

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