United States Elevator Code

Illinois Elevator Code 2024
Regulations & Standards

Find the latest information on Illinois 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 Illinois (IL)

Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois (IL) currently operates under the 2019 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code.
Chicago, IL follows ASME17.1-2016.

Illinois Elevator Code Authority (IL)

 Authorities having jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).

The Elevator Safety Division is responsible for implementing the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act through the registration, inspection, and certification of conveyances, and the licensing of contractors, mechanics, inspectors, inspection companies, and apprentices.

The Division assures that conveyances are correctly and safely installed and operated within the State of Illinois outside the City of Chicago by regulating the design, installation, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving sidewalks, platform lifts, stairway lifts, and automated people movers in accordance with all applicable statutes and rules.

On February 19th, 2015, revisions to the Elevator Safety Rules (41 Il.Admin.Code 1000) reflecting prior amendments to the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act (“Act”) will become effective as State law.

Recent changes to the Act include both an extension of the Act’s sunset date (to 2023) and an accelerated compliance deadline for the upgrade requirements to the restricted opening of hoistway or passenger elevator doors (now January 1, 2014).

The revised Rules reflect historic changes to the Act by, among other things, adopting a new technology performance code (ASME A17.7), clarifying the duties and powers of the Local Administrator, updating Permit and Certificate fees, articulating procedures for the inspection and repair of non-compliant conveyances, and addressing the retention of conveyance-related documents by property owners, licensed conveyance inspection companies, and licensed conveyance contractors.(excerpt from state website)

Illinois Elevator Code

Illinois Elevator Code Authority

Chicago Office
State Fire Marshal
100 W. Randolph St, Suite 4-600
Chicago, IL 60601

Springfield Office
State Fire Marshal
1035 Adlai Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

Marion Office
State Fire Marshal
2309 W. Main Street
Marion, IL 62959

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Illinois 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

**Illinois elevator code authority 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 Illinois 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 Illinois elevator code information becomes available.

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