Florida Elevator Code 2024
Regulations & Standards
Find the latest information on Florida Elevator Code, laws, and safety standards. Our directories are updated monthly and include website links to help you quickly find the elevator codes and regulations for the state of Florida (FL)
Florida elevator codes impose a responsibility on building owners and property managers to adhere to specific requirements within elevators, ensuring the safety of all occupants. Failure to comply with these codes can result in penalties and potential legal action. While the particulars of the Florida elevator code may differ at the state and local levels, three primary codes govern elevator safety: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the International Building Code (IBC), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates unrestricted and equal access to services for individuals with disabilities.
The International Building Code (IBC) establishes precautions against hazards associated with constructed environments.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) plays a pivotal role in the development of codes and standards.
The State of Florida (FL) currently operates under the 2016 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code
Florida Elevator Code Authority (FL)
Authorities having jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction). The Bureau of Elevator Safety Elevator Section oversees all elevators in the State.
The Bureau of Elevator Safety works to ensure elevators and escalators throughout the State of Florida remain the safest mode of transportation by enforcing elevator safety laws and licensing and regulating industry professionals, elevators, escalators, and other vertical and inclined conveyance devices such as dumbwaiters, moving walks, stairway chairlifts and inclined or vertical wheelchair lifts.
The bureau is charged with enforcing Chapter 399, Florida Statutes (FS), Chapter 30 of the Florida Building Code, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, the State Fire Marshal’s Uniform Fire Safety Standards (NFPA 72), and portions of the National Electrical Code (NEC 70) and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Customer Contact Center
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399
The Florida Elevator Code bureau also provides administrative support to the Elevator Safety Technical Advisory Council. Administrative support personnel located in Tallahassee process elevator licenses, permits, and elevator professional registrations and licenses. The Tallahassee office also maintains inspection, accident and complaint data for response and follow-up. Annual service maintenance contract status verification and Certificate of Operation renewals are coordinated with the division’s licensure office.
The Florida Elevator Code bureau’s elevator inspectors conduct complaint investigations, private elevator inspector oversight, accident follow-up, on-site safety inspections, and monitor licensees and local-partner programs. Privately-employed certified elevator personnel perform the required annual inspections, tests, and maintenance. Only Certified Elevator Inspectors with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) credential who are registered with the department are able to conduct elevator inspections. (excerpt from state website)
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Florida Elevator Code – Elevator Phone Requirements ASME A17.1 & IBC**
- Two-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel
- On-site communications if over 60 ft of travel
- Communication between the elevator if elevator has remote machine room
- Answer by live authorized personnel – no automated answering
- Communication capability for onsite emergency personnel
- On-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 by authorized personnel
- Location identification on demand to authorized personnel
- Location identification without voice communication
- Hands-free devices only and telephone handsets are not allowed
- Phone automatlly answers when calling into elevator
- Automatic redirect if no answer onsite
- Monitoring the status of local telephone lines and issuing local alerts
**Florida also follows IBC 2018, which incorporates extra requirements for new elevators/construction projects
If your elevator travels over 60 feet. A two-way communication system will be installed in the elevator that provides both visible text and audible modes per code requirements. If you’re modernizing the elevator to ensure it complies with current codes, it’s advisable to consult your local Florida elevator code authority for guidance on the applicable regulations.
- Two-way message display in the elevator cab for hearing and/or speech impaired
- A method for authorized personnel to access video footage of passengers from any location within the cabin
- A mechanism triggered by emergency personnel to modify the cabin message, signaling that assistance has arrived on-site
Please be advised that we are committed to consistently delivering accurate and current adoption information. We diligently update our records as new Florida elevator code information becomes available.
Emergency Elevator Phones
MyLinkLine will only install elevator telephones that meet code requirements. We also comply with ADA, ASME, ANSI and IBC codes in addition to all State and Local requirements if applicable. Volume pricing available.
Elevator Phone Monitoring Service
Our dispatch center has been delivering professional service for over twenty years. Our staff has extensive technical and interpersonal training to assist in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Lifetime Product Warranty
If any part of your elevator telephone(s) or elevator cellular landline fails at any time during your lifetime due to a defect in material or workmanship, we will repair or, at our option, replace the defective device at our cost***