United States Elevator Code

Michigan Elevator Code 2024
Regulations & Standards

Find the latest information on Michigan 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 Michigan Elevator Code (MI)

Michigan Elevator Code imposes 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 Michigan 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 Michigan (MI) currently operates under the 2010 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code

Michigan Elevator Code Authority (MI)

The Elevator Section is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Michigan Elevator Code by conducting inspections of elevator installations and alterations as well as annual safety inspections. The section also investigates elevator accidents and violations of the Michigan Elevator Code and assures proper elevator permits have been issued.

The Bureau of Construction Codes is pleased to announce the current elevator rules became effective on June 27, 2023. With the adoption of the new rules and code the Bureau would like to provide guidance on notable changes.

To apply for a product acknowledgment for an elevating device for use in the State of Michigan, a letter requesting acknowledgement is required. The letter must be from the manufacturer and on their company letterhead. It must include the model number, functional description and be signed by a professional engineer in the employ of the manufacturer.

The letter must certify the device, if installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, will be compliant with all applicable Codes and Rules. Please be aware current Michigan Elevator Rules have exempted or amended several sections of the ASME and ANSI Elevator Code Sections.

Michigan Elevator Code

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P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan 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
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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***