Who will be inspecting the elevators?

The code requires the training and certification of elevator inspectors.  The city does not provide an inspector to inspect elevators.  Elevator owners are responsible for making arrangements with qualified inspectors to have their elevators inspected and tested.  The city will maintain a list of known qualified elevator inspectors.  Owners may use inspectors on the list or submit another inspector’s credential for inclusion on the list.  Qualified inspectors must possess:

  • A minimum of $1 million liability insurance
  • A Qualified Elevator Inspector (nationally recognized certification) or a Virginia Elevator Inspector’s Certificate.
  • A valid business license

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1. Why do elevators need to be inspected?
2. My elevator is old, am I not grandfathered?
3. Who will be inspecting the elevators?
4. How much is this going to cost?
5. What needs to be inspected?
6. How long are certificates valid?