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Office of Elevator Safety

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 as regulated by the State of Florida Statutes Chapter 399, the Florida Building Code Chapter 30, and Florida Administrative Code 61c-5 in all municipalities, except the City of Miami and City of Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County also retains authority over its own equipment and property throughout the County, irrespective of location.

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 for the regulated equipment.

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


Top Services

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Review fee schedules and permit applications and information.

Forms and Applications
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Online payments for Certificate of Operations or Inspections.

Online Payments
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Public access to real-time information about elevator inspections and information about elevators used by the public.

Public Search

Report safety or accessibility concerns about conveying systems within Miami-Dade County.


Other Services

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Manage your Office of Elevator Safety account online

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Online inspection system for Certified Elevator Inspectors only


Permitting for Registered Elevator Companies only

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Report accidents occurring in or upon any elevator, escalator, moving walks, etc.


Elevator safety before, during and after a hurricane.

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Instructions and list of violation codes.


Elevator industry technical advisories and bulletins

Contact Us

Chief Elevator Inspector
Nick Ortiz
[email protected]

Deputy Chief Elevator Inspector
Wilfredo Medina
[email protected]

Elevator Regulation Supervisor/Office Manager
Sara Haioty
[email protected]

Main Office
(Excluding County Holidays)
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
[email protected]

Deputy Chief Elevator Inspector
Allen Morris
[email protected]

Elevator Regulation Supervisor/Office Manager
Eduardo Rodriguez
[email protected]

Elevator Contracts Administrator
Gregory Perello
[email protected]