61C-5.006. Elevator Fees; Permits; Certificates of Operation; Delinquency Fee; Transfer of Ownership; Certificate Replacement  


Effective on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • 1(1)(a) A registered elevator company shall apply for a permit to install, alter or relocate an elevator by submitting DBPR HR-7015, Application for Permit to Install, Alter or Relocate an Elevator and Certificate of Operation, (37https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-0906239) incorporated herein by reference and effective 2018 January; and DBPR HR-7023, Affidavit of Elevator Plans Code Compliance, (58https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-0906360) incorporated herein by reference and effective 2018 January, completed and signed by a certificate of competency holder or certified elevator inspector authorized by the registered elevator company making application. 90Any remodel, change to or addition of fixtures or components in the elevator cab that requires a test under ASME A17.1, as adopted in Rule 11561C-5.001, 116F.A.C., or meets the definition of an alteration, as defined in Section 128399.01(1), F.S., 130requires an alteration permit. A replacement, as defined in Rule 14061C-5.008, 141F.A.C., does not require an alteration permit.

    1481. Each application for a permit to install or relocate an elevator must be accompanied by a permit fee of $250 and the certificate of operation fee specified in subsection 17861C-5.006(4), 179F.A.C.

    1802. 181Each application for a permit to alter must be accompanied by a permit fee of $200 197and a list of the alterations to be performed under the permit209.

    210(b) A copy of the permit must be posted at the construction site while work is in progress.

    228(c) 229Every permit issued becomes invalid unless the work authorized by such permit is commenced within 6 months after issuance, or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 60 days after the time the work is commenced. For good cause, one or more extensions of time may be allowed after the permit holder has commenced work, ordered parts, or started construction on the elevator. Requests for extensions of time must be in writing and must include the circumstances leading to the request and the requested length of the extension. An extension request is not approved until signed by the director of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants or the director’s designee.

    3471. An extension of time for good cause shall be granted due to delays in construction arising from the non-availability of parts necessary to complete construction; the occurrence of a natural disaster or civil disturbance; the injury, illness, or death of an involved material party to the construction; or other hardship as approved by the director or the director’s designee.

    4072. Extensions will not be granted when the director or it’s designee determines that the delay is the fault of the contractor or applicant; the delay results from failing to diligently pursue construction; or the necessity for the extension is due to the party’s own negligence and would have been avoided by the party’s exercise of due diligence.

    465(d) At least five days prior to the initial acceptance inspection, the permitholder must notify the division of the date and time of the scheduled inspection. If the initial acceptance inspection is rescheduled, the permitholder must notify the division as soon as the new date and time is determined. Rescheduled initial acceptance inspections are not subject to the five-day notification requirement.

    526(e) The permit is satisfied and closed upon the completion of a satisfactory initial acceptance inspection or alteration acceptance inspection performed in compliance with chapter 399, F.S., and this rule chapter.

    557(2)(a) Upon completion of a satisfactory initial acceptance inspection for a permit to install or relocate, the certified elevator inspector must issue a temporary certificate of operation by completing the inspector copy of DBPR Form HR 5023-005, Temporary Operating Permit/Temporary Certificate of Operation, (601https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02247603) incorporated herein by reference and effective October 8, 2012, and place it in the elevator license frame. A temporary certificate of operation is valid for 60 days from the date of the satisfactory inspection or until receipt of the initial certificate of operation from the division, whichever occurs first.

    653(b) 654The division will issue the initial certificate of operation upon receipt of proof of a satisfactory initial acceptance inspection.

    673(c) If the initial certificate of operation is issued to a person other than the owner taking possession of the building, the building owner or an authorized representative must apply for a change of owner within 30 days of taking possession of the building by submitting DBPR HR-7025, Application for Elevator Change of Owner and Certificate of Operation, (732https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11110734) incorporated herein by reference and effective 2019 August. If the certificate of operation will expire within 90 days of the owner taking possession of the building, the elevator owner shall apply for a change of owner with license renewal as described on form DBPR HR-7025.

    780(3) All certificates of operation will expire on July 31 at 11:59 p.m. of each year. Applications and fee payments for renewal of certificates of operation not postmarked or received before August 1 of each year will be deemed delinquent. 820The following items are required for renewal and must be received by the Bureau of Elevator Safety prior to issuance of a renewal certificate of operation:

    846(a) The certificate of operation fee; and,

    853(b) Proof of a current satisfactory inspection, or

    861(c) Those two-stop elevators or other conveyances not requiring an inspection pursuant to Section 875399.061(1)(a), F.S., 877shall either have on file with the bureau verification of a valid service maintenance contract as described in Rule 89661C-5.013, 897F.A.C., or 899submit proof of a current satisfactory inspection.

    906(d) A delinquent certificate of operation renewal must be accompanied by a late fee of $50 in addition to the certificate of operation fee.

    930(4) 931The certificate of operation fee shall be $75 for each type of installation and class as follows:

    948TYPE OF INSTALLATION

    951CLASS

    952TYPE OF INSTALLATION

    955CLASS

    956Traction Passenger

    95801

    959LU/LA (Limited Use/Limited Application)

    96309

    964Hydraulic Passenger

    96602

    967Dumbwaiter

    96810

    969Traction Freight

    97103

    972Escalator

    97312

    974Hydraulic Freight

    97604

    977Sidewalk Elevator

    97914

    980Hand Power Passenger

    98305

    984Material Lift/Dumbwaiter with Automatic Transfer Device

    99015

    991Hand Power Freight

    99406

    995Special Purpose Personnel Elevator

    99916

    1000Moving Walk

    100207

    1003Inclined Stairway Chairlift

    100617

    1007Inclined Lift

    100908

    1010Inclined & Vertical Wheelchair Lift

    101518

    1016(5) Certificate of operation renewal is the responsibility of the current elevator owner or lessee, when owner responsibilities are specifically assigned by lease. The current owner or lessee is responsible for applying for a change of owner within 30 days after transfer of ownership or lease assignment by submitting 1065DBPR HR-7025, Application for Elevator Change of Owner and Certificate of Operation1077. 1078If the certificate of operation will expire within 90 days of the owner taking possession of the building, the elevator owner shall apply for a change of owner with license renewal as described on form DBPR HR-7025. 1115The division will issue a new certificate of operation to the new owner or lessee upon receipt of a completed application. No fee will be charged for processing a change of owner without license renewal 1150as described on form DBPR HR-70251156.

    1157(6) Replacement of a mutilated or lost certificate of operation must be provided to the owner when a request is received by the division. Such requests must include the elevator license number, business name and address, and a contact name and phone number. Requests for a replacement certificate of operation may be submitted by phone, e-mail, fax, or in writing to the division.

    1220(7) These Fees are Nonrefundable.

    1225(8) 1226Obtaining forms. All forms incorporated in this section are available from the Division of Hotels and Restaurants website at www.MyFloridaLicense.com/dbpr/elevator-safety/; by email 1248to dhr.elevators@myfloridalicense.com; or upon written request to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Hotels and Restaurants, Bureau of Elevator Safety, 2601 Blair Stone Road, 1275Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1013.

    1278Rulemaking Authority 1280399.02, 1281399.03, 1282399.07(1), 1283399.10 FS. 1285Law Implemented 1287399.03, 1288399.061, 1289399.07, 1290559.79 FS. 1292History–New 8-21-79, Amended 11-20-79, 10-8-81, 4-21-82, 8-1-82, 11-27-83, 9-19-84, 10-8-85, Formerly 7C-5.06, Amended 10-31-88, 7-1-92, 10-11-92, Formerly 7C-5.006, Amended 2-2-94, 1-1-98, 5-24-01, 9-17-07, 4-21-13, 12-29-14, 4-4-18, 10-29-191319.