Inspections & Tests

Required tests/inspections:

All NYC devices under jurisdiction of the DOB require a Category 1 annual test performed.

Failure to perform a Category 1 test will result in $3,000 fine per elevator and $150 per month additional fine for each month late.

 

ELEVATOR TYPE CATEGORY 1 CATEGORY 3 CATEGORY 5
ELECTRIC ELEVATOR X   X
HYDROLIC WITH ROPES X   X
HYDROLIC NO ROPES X X  
HANDICAP ELEVATOR,
WEELCHAIR ELEVATOR,
SIDEWALK ELEVATOR,
DUMBWAITERS
X X X (IF OLDER THAN 2005)

 

All of the above mentioned tests require the presence of a Witnessing Company chosen by the owner/manager of the properties.

The owner/manager of the property has 120 days from the date the test was performed to correct unsatisfactory inspection results. Hazardous conditions must be corrected immediately. Late submissions will incur fines.