District of Columbia elevator and escalator codes

The District of Columbia DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Elevator Section oversees all elevators in the Washington DC. They are responsible for elevator inspections and permits for all elevators, unless specifically excluded. Elevators require periodic inspections (outlined in the code). (excerpt from the State of District of Columbia's elevator section official web site)

Elevator inspection resources

Here are links to District of Columbia's various elevator division requirements, District of Columbia elevator forms, District of Columbia elevator FAQs and District of Columbia elevator resources.

Details: This link will take you to District of Columbia's elevator section website. You can get information related to District of Columbia's elevator program, including news and policy changes.

Details: Learn about the elevator inspection requirements for District of Columbia. Research District of Columbia elevator permit periodicities and common violations.

Details: Access common District of Columbia elevator application, inspection, and payment forms online.

Details: Need assistance in setting up a District of Columbia elevator inspection, or need help understanding your responsibilities? You can find help here.

Details: These are frequently asked questions concerning the District of Columbia elevator inspection program, viewing them will help you better understand the compliance process and become familiar with the terminology.

Details: This link will take you to District of Columbia elevator resources and elevator links that will help you operate, repair, and use your elevators to their full potential. We have selected several online elevator resources that we feel are critical to helping you understand how your elevators work, follow the elevator codes that govern them, and pass the elevator operator tests.

District of Columbia elevator inspection guide

Preparing for an inspection can ensure the process is done quickly and efficiently with minimal downtime or unforeseen issues.

Details: Here is a guide on what to expect during an elevator or escalator inspection and how to prepare for it. If you have any additional questions, please contact District of Columbia's elevator inspection office.