and related equipment are governed by
Iowa Code Chapter 89A.
State law requires that elevators, escalators,
dumbwaiters, and related equipment comply with all applicable rules and
statutes. No new
installation or alteration work may begin in Iowa until the installer obtains the proper
permit from the Iowa Division of Labor. Applications for
installation or alteration permits should be submitted eight weeks
before work is scheduled to begin. The permit is to be posted on the job site at the
time the work begins. The equipment cannot be used until it passes
inspection by a state inspector.
Accessibility requirements for elevators are enforced by
the Department of Public Safety and local jurisdictions. For more
information, call (515) 725-6154 or visit
You may request that the Elevator Safety
Board review an inspection report, grant a variance from a rule, or
change a rule. Click here for more
information about the Elevator Safety Board.
To contact the elevator staff,
The public can obtain information on the ASME Code pertaining to
elevators or a variety of other reference materials by calling 1-800-THE-ASME
(1-800-843-2763) or checking the link to the left.
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