Elevator Safety, 3rd Party Inspections
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The Commissioner of Labor and Industry is responsible for ensuring that elevator units operating in Maryland are
tested and inspected. Each owner is responsible for ensuring that each elevator unit has a valid certificate of
inspection issued by the Commissioner demonstrating that it has been inspected. Elevator units are not permitted to
operate without a valid certificate of inspection.
During the 2009 legislative session a new law was passed which will
enhance the safety of Maryland citizens and visitors to Maryland that utilize elevator systems. The new law mandates that
an owner of an elevator unit operating in Maryland contract with an authorized third party elevator inspector to perform
a periodic annual inspection of their elevator unit. This new law took effect July 1, 2009.
Currently State law requires that periodic annual inspections be performed on all elevator units and the
owner of an elevator unit has the option of contracting with an authorized third party inspector or utilizing
State resources to comply with the annual inspection requirement. As of July 1, 2009 State inspectors will
no longer perform periodic annual inspections on privately owned elevator units. The owner must hire an
authorized third party elevator inspector to perform the required periodic annual inspection.