Each Elevator unit intended to be installed in the State of Maryland
(including Alterations) is required to be registered. Once a registration is received, an information packet
will be sent to the owner.
Included with the packet you will find:
- An inspection Request Form for each elevator unit registered; and
- 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
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
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 (available in Word format, download
Word viewer for free and Adobe Acrobat format, download
Adobe Acrobat for free).
- Application for Registration of Elevator Units
document, 94KB) (PDF
document, 98KB) -
Use this form for any new installation, alteration/modification, or new machine room-less elevator, escalator, dumbwaiter, or moving walk. Please register 60 days prior to completion date of any new unit.
- Re-Registration Form (Word
document, 86KB) (PDF
document, 92KB) -
Use this form to re-register an elevator unit. After an elevator unit 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. Any changes in owner, site, or mailing information is also noted on this form while re-registering.
- Registration/Inspection Request for Workman's Hoist
document, 79KB) (PDF
document, 141KB) -
Use this form to register a new installation of a Workman's Hoist. This form is also used to request an inspection of a new Workman's Hoist or to request a "90 Day Test" inspection of an existing Workman's Hoist.
- Inspection Request Form (Word
document, 87KB) (PDF
document, 150KB) -
Use this form to process and schedule an inspection with the Elevator Safety Unit.
- Fire Service/Emergency Power Test Form (Word
document, 104KB) (PDF
document, 168KB) -
This is the Annual and 5 Year Test form for Fire Service/Emergency Power. This form documents smoke sensing devices, stand-by emergency power, and devices for disconnecting main line power.
- Change of Ownership, Building Name, or Mailing Address
document, 93KB) (PDF
document, 107KB) -
Use this form when there is any change in owner, site, or mailing information pertaining to any single or multiple unit/s.
- Adoption Dates for Elevator Codes (Word
document, 61KB) (PDF document, 19KB) -
This is an informative document listing adoption dates for Elevator Codes.
- Elevator Safety Test Form (Word
document, 82KB) (PDF document, 32KB)-
Use this form for Annual and 5 Year Safety Tests.
- Vertical & Incline Lifts Safety Test Form
document, 98KB) (PDF document, 58KB) -
Use this form for inspecting Vertical and Inclined Lifts, or Inclined Stairway Chairlifts.
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: (410) 767-2990