The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) offers a No-Penalty Safety Inspection Program for Private Elevators and other private elevator devices, including dumbwaiters, platform lifts, and stairway chair lifts. The program for this year has ended.

Property owners are legally required to register these devices and have a certificate of compliance from the Department of Buildings to ensure they can be operated safely.

Unregistered elevators, and ones that aren’t properly maintained, may pose a serious safety risk to passengers. Property owners with private elevator devices in their buildings are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, not only for their own safety, but also for the safety of their friends and families.

This safety inspection does not exempt jurisdictional elevators from code-required category 1 and category 5 cycle inspections.

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