When is an inspection required?

Inspections are required when a device is first installed as new before the public may use it; when any alteration/modernization work is performed as outlined in the Code; when a device has been reactivated after being taken out of service for an extended period; or when a safety or test inspection is required per the Code. All elevators require an inspection every six months and testing every year. 

Elevators in residential single-family dwellings that are not accessible to the public shall be inspected upon completion of installation prior to being placed in service. New Castle County will issue residential single-family dwellings an Elevator Certificate of Compliance and Operation only in the instances defined here and are not subject to the annual certification process.

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1. Who is authorized to perform work on my elevator?
2. Is maintenance required for elevators?
3. When is an inspection required?
4. Who is authorized to perform inspections?
5. How do I submit an inspection report to New Castle County?
6. Why am I receiving an Elevator Renewal Statement?
7. Why is the Statement sent to the Property Owner of Record on the tax bill?
8. How do I receive an updated Elevator Certificate?
9. Who is responsible for maintaining a current Elevator Certificate of Compliance and Operation?
10. How do I request a copy of the elevator records?
11. How do I contact the Department of Land Use to discuss elevator compliance?