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Elevator Inspection Team Information

The Elevator Inspection Team of the Construction Division of Buildings, Safety, Engineering, and Environmental is responsible for, but not limited to the examination and licensing of elevator journeypersons and contractors, inspections of elevators, escalators, and dumbwaiters, wheelchair devices, complaint investigations, and reporting of elevator accidents. The team also approves the registration of elevator licenses and handles elevator code questions.


To all elevator contractors and journeymen licensed by the City of Detroit Buildings, Safety, and Environmental Elevator Division:

As of October 1st, 2019, the Elevator Division has introduced the new 2019 City of Detroit Elevator Code - Article IX, which in accordance with Section 3(k) of the Michigan Home Rule City Act, being MCL 117.3(k) has officially adopted, with Exceptions/Additions, the following Code Requirements (see Page 2).


Phone: 313-224-9401
Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.