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Licensing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Elevator Safety Review

  1. Do I need to be licensed?
  2. How will the passage of HB 1107 on October 1, 2018 affect licensing in the state? Will I need to be licensed during an elevator inspection?
  3. Who do I contact to get a copy of my elevator registration certificate?
  4. Who do I contact to have my elevator inspected?

1. Do I need to be licensed?
Yes, if you are performing work relating to erecting, constructing, wiring, altering, replacing, maintaining, repairing, dismantling, or servicing elevator or accessibility lift units, you must be a licensed elevator mechanic.

If you are performing work relating to erecting, constructing, wiring, altering, replacing, maintaining, repairing, dismantling, or servicing commercial stairway chairlifts, vertical platform lifts, or incline platform lifts, you must be licensed as an accessibility lift mechanic.

If you are performing work on the interior of an elevator involving the removal or installation of the nonstructural surface of the elevator’s wall, ceiling, floor, rail, or handle, and that does not affect the elevator’s moving operation, you must be licensed as an elevator renovator mechanic.

If you are a company that is engaged in the business of erecting, constructing, wiring, altering, replacing, maintaining, repairing, dismantling, or servicing elevator or accessibility lift units, the business must be licensed as an elevator contractor.

If you are engaged in the business of performing work on the interior of an elevator involving the removal or installation of the nonstructural surface of the elevator’s wall, ceiling, floor, rail, or handle, and that does not affect the elevator’s moving operation, you must be licensed as an elevator renovator contractor.

2. How will the passage of HB 1107 on October 1, 2018 affect licensing in the state? Will I need to be licensed during an elevator inspection?
With the passage of HB 1107, a licensed elevator mechanic must be licensed during an inspection, and if a licensed mechanic is not available, the inspection will not take place. The legislation may cause an influx in licensing applications and therefore could take several weeks to obtain an original license.

3. Who do I contact to get a copy of my elevator registration certificate?
The Maryland Elevator Safety Review Board is a licensing board. If you wish to obtain an elevator registration certificate or to pay a fine please contact the Division of Labor and Industry at 410-767-2990.

4. Who do I contact to have my elevator inspected?
In order to have an elevator inspected please contact the Division of Labor and Industry at 410-244-0977.