Elevators, Escalators and Related Equipment Safety and Licensing
Was Your Elevator or Escalator Damaged During Harvey?
If your elevator or escalator was damaged or submerged, then it is important that the equipment be assessed by a TDLR-licensed Elevator Contractor prior to being placed back into operation. Read More >>
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Vacancy on the Elevator Advisory Board
September 27, 2017
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation announces a vacancy on the Elevator Advisory Board established by Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 754. The announcement will be published in the October 6, 2017 publication of the Texas Register.
This announcement is for a public member with a physical disability. Serving on the advisory board is not a paid position and there is no compensation for serving on the advisory board.
Interested persons should submit an application on the Department's Advisory Board Application System. Applicants can also request an application from the Department by telephone (800) 803-9202 or e-mail email@example.com.
Was Your Elevator or Escalator Damaged During Harvey?
September 22, 2017
If your elevator or escalator was damaged or submerged, then it is important that the equipment be assessed by a TDLR-licensed Elevator Contractor prior to being placed back into operation.
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION of Expedited Plan Review Fees for Equipment Located in Affected Counties
If alterations are required for your elevator, escalator, and related equipment (not routine maintenance and service), then the equipment alterations must be submitted to TDLR for plan review.
To help with Harvey recovery efforts, TDLR will expedite plan reviews from the affected counties identified in Governor Greg Abbott’s disaster proclamation. TDLR is suspending the $1,000 Expedited Review Fee and only charging the standard Plan Review Fee of $200. Please coordinate with your TDLR-licensed Elevator Contractor on how to properly designate your plan review submittal.
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION of Removed from Service Fees for Equipment Located in Affected Counties
If damage to your elevator, escalator, and related equipment will delay obtaining your required annual inspection, you may request that the equipment be Removed from Service without having to pay the $20 fee. Please coordinate with your TDLR-licensed Elevator Inspector on how to properly submit your Removed from Service request and have the equipment locked out in accordance with our Administrative Rules.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-803-9202 between 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.
New Technology Variances Posted
December 22, 2016
Changes to the Elevators, Escalators and Related Equipment law
September 1, 2015
Senate Bill 1296 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, amended Health and Safety Code, Chapter 754, relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 83rd Legislature to other Acts of that Legislature. Senate Bill 1296 and the changes to Chapter 754 became effective September 1, 2015. TDLR encourages all persons interested in the elevators, escalators and related equipment program to review the updated Health and Safety Code, Chapter 754.
Key Safety Benefits of Senate Bill 673
September 1, 2013
Senate Bill 673 (SB 673), relating to elevators, escalators, and related equipment, was passed during the 83rd Legislative Session and signed by Governor Perry on June 14, 2013. To make sure building owners stay well-informed, we are now spreading the message about the most important upcoming changes affecting building owners as a result of SB 673:
As of JANUARY 1, 2014:
The building owner will be required to send all elevator inspection reports to TDLR within 30 days of the date of inspection. Currently, elevator inspection reports are due 60 days after the date of inspection.
Elevator inspectors will be required to deliver inspection reports to building owners within FIVE (5) calendar days of the inspection. Currently, the inspector has 10 days to deliver the report to the building owner.
As of December 1, 2011, passenger elevators in Texas must meet the safety standard requirements set out in Chapter 754 of the Health and Safety Code. Any passenger elevator without door restrictors or found to have non-working door restrictors after December 1 will immediately be removed from service. The elevator will not be placed back into service until it is inspected and all required safety features are verified by a registered elevator inspector.
Advisory Board Meetings
January 18, 2018 Meeting
The next meeting of the Elevator Advisory Board is scheduled to meet Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the 1st Floor Public Meeting Room of TDLR's North Campus, located at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 125E, in Austin. When the agenda and staff reports are available, they will be posted online. The meeting will be broadcast on TDLR's YouTube channel.
CANCELLED - Meeting September 27, 2017
The Elevator Advisory Board scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. was canceled. When the meeting is rescheduled, the date will be posted online.
Questions? Contact TDLR at 800-803-9202 or email us at email@example.com.