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Registration Process and Forms - Elevator and Escalator Safety

Each Elevator unit intended to be installed in the State of Maryland (including Alterations) is required to be registered (download the Application for Registation of Elevator Units form (Word)). Once a registration is received, an information packet will be sent to the owner.

Included with the packet you will find:

  1. An inspection Request Form for each elevator unit registered; and
  2. An inspection checklist certification for each unit registered.

A final acceptance inspection must be scheduled 60 days in advance of the anticipated completion date. To schedule a final inspection, the Contractor or Owner must submit to the Safety Inspection Unit a completed Inspection Request Form. After receiving the request, the Safety Inspection Unit will contact the Contractor or Owner to confirm the inspection date.

Maryland Law requires that at least 15 days before a scheduled final acceptance inspection, the owner is to submit to the Commissioner a written certification that:

  • The elevator meets the requirements of the elevator safety code.
  • A Qualified Elevator Inspector has certified that the elevator unit, as as constructed and installed complies with the Laws and Regulations; and
  • The elements indicated on the inspection checklist are operational, have been tested and are functional.

The owner will use the checklist certification to confirm that each elevator unit is ready for inspection.

Inspection scheduling is contingent upon availability of State resources.

Re-Registration of Elevator Units:

After an elevator is placed into service and a certificate is issued, the owner or lessee shall periodically re-register the elevator unit with the Commissioner of Labor and Industry 30 days prior to the expiration of the certificate.

If you have any questions concerning the Elevator Safety Law or Owner/Contractor responsibilities, please contact the Safety Inspection Unit.

Below is a list of commonly used forms necessary to the registration and inspection process of new and existing elevator units.

User Forms

For additional information, contact:
Division of Labor and Industry
Elevator and Escalator Safety

1100 N. Eutaw Street - Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
Fax: 410-333-7721

Emergency telephone number:
Eastern/Southern Maryland: 240-705-9374
Western/Northern Maryland: 410-995-8116