Existing Elevators, Escalators, Moving Walks, Special Hoisting & Dumbwaiters

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Notice for Tidewater Elevator Contractors and Owners

New Annual Inspection process, effective January 1, 2020

As of January 1, 2020, the City of Chesapeake will require that the 3rd party inspector create a renewal record in the eBUILD system, where the annual inspection report will be uploaded and the annual fee paid.

All existing public elevators, escalators, and dumbwaiters require an annual inspection. The Department of Development and Permits is responsible for ensuring that all elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, and special hoisting and conveying equipment are installed, maintained, altered, operated, inspected, and tested for compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. All required inspections and tests shall be made by one of the City's approved and certified third-party elevator inspectors.

The owner / agent of the building is responsible for making arrangements with an approved third-party elevator inspector to complete the inspection prior to the expiration date of the certificate. The cost of the third-party inspection and test are the responsibility of the owner / agent.

The Department of Development and Permits will provide, by email or mail (if requested), a written notice to all property owners / agents noting the elevator's expiration date. This notice will be sent 60 days prior to the expiration date.

To report a possible violation, you can contact 757-382-CITY (2489) or Request a City Service online.

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