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Elevators Inspections and Tests

Annual Test (Category 1)

Building owners must have a basic test conducted on their devices annually (between January 1 and December 31). A load test is not required as part of this test. The test must be performed by an Approved Elevator Inspection Agency and witnessed by an Approved Agency not affiliated with the agency performing the inspection.

Filing Inspection Results

Owners must file the ELV3 Elevator Inspection/Test Report with the Department to record the inspection results.

The ELV3 must be submitted within 45 calendar days from the date of inspection.
ELV3 & ELV3 Instructions


The Department must be notified 10 calendar days prior to performing the test by filing the ELV36 Elevator/ Escalator Test Notification Form. The date of notification must be indicated on the ELV3.

Correcting Defects

If defects are found during the inspection, these items must be corrected and the ELV29 Affirmation of Correction Form must be filed as proof of correction.

Defects must be corrected within 45 business days of filing the ELV3. The ELV29 must be filed within 15 business days of completing repairs.
ELV29 & Instructions

Important Links:
Elevator Report Guidelines
Elevator Inspections & Tests Overview