Virginia elevator and escalator codes
We couldn't find any Virginia VA state elevator safety legislation at this time. It appears that the elevator safety and permitting requirements are dictated by counties and municipalities. Note: Just because we couldn't find any legislation, doesn't guarantee there is none. Always check with your local authorities before proceeding. In the meantime, there are several good resources available to you should you own/operate an elevator in Virginia. The American Society of Engineers has created standards addressing elevator operation, testing, and maintenance: ASME A17.3 and ASME A17.1. These standards are excellent resources for commercial elevator owners, please see our elevator resource section for additional information regarding elevator safety.
Elevator inspection resources
Here are links to Virginia's various elevator division requirements, Virginia elevator forms, Virginia elevator FAQs and Virginia elevator resources.
Details: This link will take you to Virginia's elevator section website. You can get information related to Virginia's elevator program, including news and policy changes.
Details: Learn about the elevator inspection requirements for Virginia. Research Virginia elevator permit periodicities and common violations.
Details: Access common Virginia elevator application, inspection, and payment forms online.
Details: Need assistance in setting up a Virginia elevator inspection, or need help understanding your responsibilities? You can find help here.
Details: These are frequently asked questions concerning the Virginia 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 Virginia 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.
Virginia 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 Virginia's elevator inspection office.