United States Elevator Code

Ohio Elevator Code 2024

Regulations & Standards

Find the latest information on Ohio 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 Ohio (OH)

Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio (OH) currently operates under the 2016 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code

Ohio Elevator Code Authority 

The Elevator Section performs all new acceptance and alteration inspections, followed by two inspections per year on most elevators and other vertical public transportation devices in the state of Ohio (excluding Cincinnati and Cleveland, they conduct their own inspections.) We issue over 32,000 certificates of operations along with reviewing installation and alteration permits to ensure their compliance with the most current standards.

The elevator owner/representative is responsible for overseeing the corrections of all violations; however, your elevator maintenance contract may cover repair of some or all violations. You should contact your elevator maintenance company to determine who is responsible: you, the elevator maintenance company or both.

The State of Ohio elevator inspection section is responsible for ensuring that all inspections required to be conducted by the Ohio Revised Code are completed in a timely manner. This includes inspections conducted by both general as well as special inspectors. In addition, the inspections must be performed with proper accountability as outlined in the Ohio Administrative Code. Inspections and inspectors are subject to review and monitoring.

When conducting inspections in Ohio, Insurance (Special) Inspectors must be conducting inspections on behalf of an insurance company, (self-insured does not qualify) that holds the coverage for the building where the equipment is located. Ohio law does not permit the owner of a building to have the authority to “authorize” an inspection be conducted in lieu of the State of Ohio for issuance of a Certificate of Operation. Only an insurance company can employ or utilize a Special (Insurance) Inspector. All Special (Insurance) Inspectors must have a current Ohio Certificate of Competency in order to perform inspections in the State of Ohio. (excerpt from state website) 

Ohio Elevator Code

Ohio ELevator Code Authority

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Ohio 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

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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.


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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***