United States Elevator Code

Maine Elevator Code 2024

Regulations & Standards

Find the latest information on Maine 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 Maine (ME)

Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine (ME) currently operates under the 2013 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code

Maine Elevator Code Authority

Authorities having jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction). The State of Maine ME Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation Elevator Section oversees all elevators in the State of Maine. The Maine Elevator Inspection Section ensures the safe operation of elevators and issues operating certificates after the completion of elevator inspections.

The Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety and created the Elevator and Tramway Safety Program, which is administered by the Director of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation. The proposed rules amend all existing chapters by replacing references to the Board with references to the Program and/or Director.

In addition, the proposed rules adopt updated versions of the national codes applicable to the design, construction, installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, operation, and inspection of elevators and tramways.

The national codes are incorporated by reference into the rules. The proposed rules also: (1) change an elevator or tramway owner’s time to apply for new inspection certificates from no later than 30 business days before the current inspection certificate expires to no later than 30 days in Chapters 21 and 23; (2) update the Qualified Elevator Inspector certification requirement in Chapter 31; (3) remove all references to vertical reciprocating conveyors; and (4) make other minor changes and updates (excerpt from state website)

Maine Elevator Code

Department of Professional & Financial Regulation

35 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

Maine Elevator Code

Elevator Phone Requirements ASME A17.1

  • 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

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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.

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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***