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Per the Emergency Order 20-01 issued by the County Administrator and effective, March 23, 2020, and by the Florida Governor and effective April 3, 2020, and as of April 3, 2020 at 12:01PM, our agency has suspended the receipt of NEW permits for construction which has not commenced.

The Governor's Executive Order prohibits new construction from commencing, therefore, our agency will not be issuing permits on those reviews once plan review is approved.

New permits will only be issued for emergency life safety systems at the discretion of the Building Official and/or Chief Elevator Inspector. As mentioned, in order to better serve our Customers while adhering to all Emergency and Executive Orders currently in effect, our agency will proceed with all plan reviews. Upon approval, permits will be priced, perforated, and permit card issued.

Once normal business operations have resumed, or once the Executive Order is amended or terminated, our office will contact you for pickup and payment of NEW permits.

We regulate over 10,800 elevating devices countywide. We issue permits for new installations and any alterations of existing devices.

Our program provides:​

  • Conformance to the Florida Building Code and the Florida State Statutes through review of all construction plans for new and remodeled elevating devices.
  • Safety for elevating devices through mandated enforcement by Certified Elevator Inspectors per Chapter 399 of the Florida State Statutes, Chapter 61C5 of the Florida Administrative Code, and Chapter 30 of the Florida Building Code.
  • Complete inspections associated with Certificates of Operation issued for elevating devices.
  • Timely coordination with fire, police, paramedics and other emergency responders on accidents involving elevating devices.
These devices include:

  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair Lifts
  • Stairway Lifts
  • Escalators
  • Moving Walks
  • Dumbwaiters
  • Limited Use, Limited Access Devices (LULA)

There are specific permit fees for each different type of new elevating installation and for alterations.

Only an elevator company which is licensed with the State of Florida can install or repair an elevating device. To verify the status of an elevator contractor's license, check with the Florida Bureau of Elevator Safety at 850-487-1395.

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