815 KAR 4:010. Annual inspection of elevators, chairlifts, and platform lifts.


      RELATES TO: KRS 198B.400, 198B.470, 198B.480, 198B.500, 198B.510, 198B.540

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 198B.060(18), 198B.490

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 198B.490 requires the commissioner of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to promulgate administrative regulations governing the safety and inspection of elevators as defined by KRS 198B.400(1). This administrative regulation establishes the annual inspection requirements and fees for elevators, chairlifts, and platform lifts within the Commonwealth.


      Section 1. Annual Inspection of Elevators, Chairlifts, and Platform Lifts. An annual inspection of an elevator, chairlift, or platform lift shall be conducted in accordance with the standards as established and incorporated by reference in 815 KAR 7:120, Kentucky Building Code.


      Section 2. Inspection Fees. (1) The annual inspection fee for the issuance of a certificate of operation shall be as follows:


Inspection Fee

 Stair Chair Lift or Platform Lift




Limited Use, Limited Access (Lula)


Moving Sidewalk






Special Purpose (private residential or vertical reciprocating conveyor)







$100 for initial ten (10) stories;

plus $10 for each additional ten (10) stories or portion thereof

      (2) The fee for an inspection conducted at the request of the owner or user of a unit, other than an inspection made pursuant to a construction, installation, or alteration permit, or annual inspection, shall be subject to the same fee schedule as an annual inspection in subsection (1) of this section.


      Section 3. Certificate of Approval. Upon demonstration during final inspection of compliance with applicable codes and standards for the elevator, chairlift, or platform lift, a certificate of approval shall be issued by the department. (Recodified from 803 KAR 4:010, 4-1-82; Am. 8 Ky.R. 1174; eff. 6-2-82; 11 Ky.R. 1917; eff. 7-9-85; 13 Ky.R. 1651; eff. 4-14-87; 15 Ky.R. 2286; 16 Ky.R. 17; eff. 7-7-89; 18 Ky.R. 2432; eff. 3-7-92; 19 Ky.R. 1893; eff. 5-10-93; 21 Ky.R. 1384; eff. 1-9-95; 27 Ky.R. 2237; 2790; eff. 3-22-2001; 28 Ky.R. 488; eff. 9-26-01; 30 Ky.R. 1598; eff. 2-16-04; 33 Ky.R. 3249; 4167; eff. 7-6-07; 34 Ky.R. 648; 985; eff. 2-1-2008; 38 Ky.R. 334; 914; 1338; eff. 11-30-11.)