New York elevator and escalator codes

We couldn't find any New York NY state elevator safety legislation at this time. It appears that the elevator safety and permitting requirements are dictated by counties and municipalities. Note: Just because we couldn't find any legislation, doesn't guarantee there is none. Always check with your local authorities before proceeding. In the meantime, there are several good resources available to you should you own/operate an elevator in New York. The American Society of Engineers has created standards addressing elevator operation, testing, and maintenance: ASME A17.3 and ASME A17.1. These standards are excellent resources for commercial elevator owners, please see our elevator resource section for additional information regarding elevator safety.

Elevator inspection resources

Here are links to New York's various elevator division requirements, New York elevator forms, New York elevator FAQs and New York elevator resources.

Details: This link will take you to New York's elevator section website. You can get information related to New York's elevator program, including news and policy changes.

Details: Learn about the elevator inspection requirements for New York. Research New York elevator permit periodicities and common violations.

Details: Access common New York elevator application, inspection, and payment forms online.

Details: Need assistance in setting up a New York elevator inspection, or need help understanding your responsibilities? You can find help here.

Details: These are frequently asked questions concerning the New York elevator inspection program, viewing them will help you better understand the compliance process and become familiar with the terminology.

Details: This link will take you to New York elevator resources and elevator links that will help you operate, repair, and use your elevators to their full potential. We have selected several online elevator resources that we feel are critical to helping you understand how your elevators work, follow the elevator codes that govern them, and pass the elevator operator tests.

New York elevator inspection guide

Preparing for an inspection can ensure the process is done quickly and efficiently with minimal downtime or unforeseen issues.

Details: Here is a guide on what to expect during an elevator or escalator inspection and how to prepare for it. If you have any additional questions, please contact New York's elevator inspection office.