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Elevator Safety & Regulations

The Miami-Dade County Office of Elevator Safety has regulatory authority having jurisdiction over all elevators, escalators, moving walks and other conveying systems located within buildings throughout Miami-Dade County in all municipalities, except the city of Miami and city of Miami Beach.

Miami-Dade County has jurisdictional authority over elevators, escalators, moving walks and related equipment, as well as wheelchair lifts, as regulated by the State of Florida Statutes Chapter 399, the Florida Building Code Chapter 30, and Florida Administrative Code 61c-5.

Pursuant to this contracted authority, Miami-Dade County, Internal Services, Office of Elevator Safety is responsible for the issuance of all permits for new construction, alteration, modernization and repairs, as well as for the issuance of Certificates of Operation of the regulated equipment, within all of Miami-Dade County, except for the political subdivisions of the city of Miami and city of Miami Beach, each of which has also contracted with the state for jurisdictional authority. Miami-Dade County also retains authority over its own equipment and property throughout the County, irrespective of location.

Miami-Dade County, Internal Services, Office of Elevator Safety, will act in the place of the state of Florida in all matters except licensing of inspectors, contractors and technicians pertaining to elevators, escalators, moving walks and other related equipment covered by the Florida Building Code, and Florida Statute 399.