United States Elevator Code

Oklahoma Elevator Code 2024

Regulations & Standards

Find the latest information on Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma (OK) currently operates under the 2019 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code

Oklahoma Elevator Code Authority

Program Description
The Elevator Escalator Service provides administrative assistance, education, training, and awareness within the State of Oklahoma to ensure public safety when operating an elevator or escalator.

The program strives to provide professional, reliable and efficient service for those governed and affected by elevator and escalator industries in compliance with state statutes, in order to promote a safer Oklahoma.

Program Services
The Department of Labor, in order to protect public health and safety, has jurisdiction to ensure that elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks and similar devices are installed, maintained, and regularly inspected in compliance with recognized safety standards and codes.

All elevator contractors, elevator mechanics and elevator inspectors are required to be licensed by the state. Elevator inspectors must be licensed, pass national standards evaluations, and obtain continuing credits. The program conducts an annual summit that informs industry members of changes to statutes/rules as well as industry trends and safety concerns.

This program works to ensure the safe installation, operation, service, and repair of all eligible elevators and escalators in the state, except for the City of Oklahoma City, which conducts its own inspections. Inspectors are responsible for annual, biennial, or triennial inspections of over 6,200 elevators in the state. (excerpt from state website)

Oklahoma Elevator Code

Department of Labor Contact Information

409 NE 28th St, 3rd Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma also operates under the IBC code, which includes additional requirements for new elevator installations.

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 it’s advisable to consult your local Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma elevator code information becomes available.

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