The Board of Elevator Regulations regulates the construction, installation, alteration and operation of all elevators in Massachusetts. The term "elevator" includes moving stairways, dumbwaiters, moving walks, material lifts, vertical reciprocating conveyors, and dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices, wheelchair lifts, automatic people movers and other associated devices that are commonly included within the elevator industry. All elevator constructors, maintenance men, repairmen, and operators must be licensed by the Board.

The Board is comprised of eight members who are appointed to serve by the Governor. The Board derives its authority from Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 143, sections 62-71G. Accordingly, the Board has enacted its own regulations which are codified in title 524 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations.

All elevators, except those in single family owner-occupied homes, must pass both an inspection and a practical test either annual or biennially.  An inspection is also required upon completion of any installation or alteration of an elevator including those located in single family owner-occupied homes.. Elevators that have been determined to be safe are indicated as such with a posted certificate. It is the owner's obligation to ensure that their elevators have been inspected. Applications for inspections can be obtained via the link below

Prior to contacting the Board with any questions, please review the FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions") link below for further information. All applications, inquiries, or suggestions should be mailed to:

Board of Elevator Regulations
One Ashburton Place, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108

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Elevator Study Commission

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June 1, 2016 Notice pdf format of Elevator Study Commission Notice June 1, 2016June 1, 2016 Agenda pdf format of Elevator Study Commission Agenda June 1, 2016June 1, 2016 Minutes pdf format of Elevator Study Commission Minutes June 1, 2016

Elevators Weight 5 Years Test

Elevator load-weight tests are mandatory every five years for all elevator types that are inspected annually. Weight tests are scheduled at each of the five Office of Public Safety and Inspections (OPSI) Districts on a five year cycle.  Please see the schedule below for the year that each district requires weight testing.

Elevator types that are now inspected biennially may not be due for an inspection in the year the corresponding district is being weight tested. These elevators will require a weight test at the next scheduled inspection after five years, regardless of the district's weight testing cycle.

Select District below to see list of cities and towns for each office.
 

OfficeStartingEnding
Springfield pdf format of Elevator Springfield District OfficeJanuary 1, 2016January 1, 2017
Milford pdf format of Elevator Milford District OfficeJanuary 1, 2017January 1, 2018
Boston A pdf format of Elevator Boston District OfficeJanuary 1, 2018January 1, 2019
Boston B pdf format of Elevator Boston District OfficeJanuary 1, 2019January 1, 2020
Tewksbury pdf format of Elevator Tewksbury District OfficeJanuary 1, 2020January 1, 2021

Elevator Forms & Applications

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Licensing

Elevator Contractor Registration Application docx format of elev-app-contractor-reg-.docx

Application for Elevator Mechanic License pdf format of elev-mechanic-app.pdf

Elevator Mechanic License Renewal pdf format of Elevator Mechanic/Operator License Renewal

Application for Elevator Operator License pdf format of Application for Elevator Operator License

Elevator Operator License Renewal pdf format of Elevator Mechanic/Operator License Renewal

Inspection

Pre-Inspection Checklist for New Elevator Installations and Modernizations docx format of Pre-Inspection Checklist for New Elevator Installations

Application for Elevator Annual/Biennial Inspection and Firefighter Service Overtime docx format of Application for Evevator Annual/Biennial Inspection and

Application for Placard Removal or 90 Day Temporary Inspection docx format of Application for Placard Removal or 90 Day Temporary Ins

Application for 90 Day Elevator Re-Inspection docx format of Application for 90 Day Elevator Re-Inspection

Application for 90 Day Procedure Extension docx format of Application for 90 Day Procedure Extension

Request for Decommission Inspection docx format of Request for Decommission Inspection

Elevator Forms

Elevator Work Order Notice of Completion docx format of Elevator Work Order Notice of Completion

Petition for Variance/Relief/Interpretation docx format of Petition for Variance/Relief/Interpretation

Petition for Product Variance docx format of Petition for Product Variance

Appeal from Board of Elevator Regulation Decision docx format of Appeal from Board of Elevator Regulation Decision

Elevator Contractor Complaint Form docx format of Elevator Contractor Complaint Form

Elevator Fee Waiver Request Form docx format of Elevator Fee Waiver Request Form

Elevator Permit Fee Refund Request docx format of Elevator Permit Fee Refund Request

Notice of New Elevator Service Contract docx format of Notice of New Elevator Service Contract

Notice of Updated Elevator Owner Information docx format of Notice of Updated Elevator Owner Information

Notification of Hoist Elevator Removal docx format of Notification of Hoist Elevator Removal

Application for Registering an Existing Elevator docx format of Application for Registering an Existing Elevator

Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor Training Log pdf format of Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor Training Log

Permitting

Application for Permit for Elevator Construction, Installation, Material Change, Modernization, Alteration or Decommission docx format of Application for Permit for Elevator Construction, Insta

Application for Emergency Elevator Permit docx format of Application for Emergency Elevator Permit

Application for Authorization to Purchase Elevator Medical Emergency Key pdf format of Application for Authorization to Purchase Elevator Medi

Product Variance Decisions

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Product Variances  

Otis Elevator Product Variances

Schindler Elevator Product Variances

Kone Elevator Product Variances

Global Tardif Product Variances

Fujitec Elevator Product Variances

Contract Machining and Manufacturing Product Variances

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators, LLC Product Variances

Reports

Elevator Incident Report docx format of Elevator Incident Report

Firefighter Emergency Elevator Operation and Elevator Extrication Response docx format of Firefighter Emergency Elevator Operation and Elevator E

 

Board of Elevator Regulations and Examiners

Members and Meetings

BOARD OF ELEVATOR REGULATIONS

Stephen SampsonChair - Representing Department of Public Safety
Cheryl DavisMember - Representing Elevator Manufacturers
David GaudetMember - Representing Building Owners
John O'DonoghueMember - Representing Department of Fire Services
David MorganMember - Elevator Constructor
Brian RonanMember - Building Commissioner, Representing  City of Boston
VacantBuilding Official
Eric Morse Consulting Engineer
VacantInsurance Company Representative

Board of Elevator Regulations Meetings

 

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ELEVATORS, MOVING STAIRWAY AND DUMBWAITER CONSTRUCTORS

Jeff HalleyChair - Elevator Contractor
George DahlquistMember - Department of Public Safety
Walter ZalenskiMember - Department of Public Safety                                 
George RamianMember - Department of Public Safety
Bill BuckleyMember - Department of Public Safety

Board of Elevator Examiners Meetings
 

BER Official Interpretations and Advisories

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Board of Elevator Appeals

Members and Meetings

Current Member

Qualifier

VacantElevator Contractor
VacantManufacturing
Chris LongchampsBuilding Owners
Janet MooreConsulting Engineer
Anthony Leonard, Jr.Insurance
TBDCommissioner's Designee
VacantLabor

Board of Elevator Appeals Meetings
 

You may a submit a technical code question to Joseph.OMalley@MassMail.State.MA.US