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.

Read the Procedural Guide for Elevator Maintenance and Contract Compliance.


All accidents must be reported to the Miami-Dade County Office of Elevator Safety within five working days following any such accident using a form prescribed by the state of Florida or Miami-Dade County.

Permits and Inspection Forms

All permits for new construction, alteration and repairs, as well as Certificates of Operation will be issued by Miami-Dade County Office of Elevator Safety.

Elevator Listing

Use the elevator listing for business transactions if you need a cross reference of Miami-Dade County-issued serial numbers (DC number) with the state issued serial numbers and addresses of buildings.

Advisories and Bulletins

Review elevator advisories and bulletins.

Public Access Information

Get real-time information from our live database about elevator inspections and other information about elevators used by the public.

Violation Codes

Review instructions for new violation codes to be used with new inspection reports.

Hurricane Preparedness

Learn how to properly prepare elevators before, during and after a hurricane.