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Under Florida Statutes, Elevator Safety Act, Chapter 399, Rule 399.13, the Elevator Safety Division has been delegated the Jurisdictional Authority over elevators, escalators, moving walks and related equipment in the City of Miami Beach. Pursuant to this authority, the Elevator Safety Division is responsible for:

  • Enforcement of all permits for new construction, alteration, modernization and repairs issued to registered elevator companies in good standing.
  • Regulation of any variances from rule requirements for hardship.
  • Enforcement to maintain annual Certificates of Operation in current status.
  • Regulation of all inspections and witnessing of tests for all new and altered equipment.
  • Regulation of existing elevators for annual inspections, compliance for safe operation and verification of existence of service maintenance contract.
  • Temporary use of an elevator during installation or alteration
  • Investigation and record of any accident
  • Investigation and record of any complaints
  • Enforcement of any code violation and correction of deficiencies, as applicable
  • Monitor licensees and elevator inspectors  

Florida Elevator Safety Code, Chapter 61C-5, Rule 61C-5.007:
Elevator Inspectors certified with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) or Qualified Elevator Inspector Supervisor (QEIS) credentials and who are registered with DBPR/Bureau of Elevators as Certified Elevator Inspector (CEI) are employed to inspect in the City of Miami Beach. Elevator Companies certified by DBPR and registered with the City of Miami Beach Elevator Safety Division are allowed to perform any maintenance, repair or installation elevator work. Certified Elevator Technicians accredited by DBPR are allowed to perform any maintenance, repair or installation work.

Florida Elevator Safety Code, Chapter 61C-5, Rule 61C-5.006(5):
Certificate of Operation renewal is the responsibility of the elevator owner or lessee, when owner responsibilities are specifically assigned by lease. It is the owner’s responsibility to make certain that all and any violations are complied with and annual fees paid to ensure that a valid Certificate of Operations is obtained.

Elevator Safety Standards, Florida Administrative Code Chapter 61C-5, Rule 61C-5.001: 
The installation and maintenance of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts, and inclined stairway chairlifts shall be governed by the following standards, which are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference:
ASME A17.1-2007, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, including ASME A17.1a-2008, Addenda to ASME A17.1-2007, and A17.1b-2009, Addenda to ASME A17.1-2007, effective March 15, 2012. 
ASME A17.3-1996, Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, effective March 15, 2012; and 
ASME A18.1-2008, Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, effective March 15, 2012

Additionally, the following codes are enforced: 
Florida Building Code 2010, Chapter 30 Elevator and Conveying Systems 
Florida Building Code 2010, Accessibility, Chapter 407 Elevators 
Applicable portions of NFPA 13, NFPA 70, NFPA 101