Arkansas Department of Labor & Licensing

Elevator Inspection and Permits

Elevator Inspection and Permits

Elevator Inspection and Permits

The Elevator Safety division is responsible for witnessing tests, making sure all elevators are in compliance with all applicable codes, issuing permits, elevator inspectors, and issuing certificates of operation for all elevators in the state.

Our mission is to protect the public by establishing safety standards and other rules regarding the installation and operation of elevators and escalators in the state of Arkansas.

This division offers the following services to the public

  • Elevator safety inspections, when requested by owner
  • Consultation with architects and engineers concerning code requirements for installation of elevators 
  • Elevator Rules effective 3-1-2017 – PDF


How often are elevators inspected and by whom?

All passenger elevators, wheelchair lifts, and escalators must be inspected semi-annually, and freight elevators and dumbwaiters inspected annually. These inspections can be done by private sector companies or by the Department of Labor when requested in writing.

Contact Information

Debbie Probst, 501-682-4538

Arkansas State Government

Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing

900 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201-3108

501-682-4535 Fax 
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