Codes and standards

The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Oregon Elevator Specialty Code. This code applies to the installation, alteration, repair, and maintenance of elevators to be operated in this state.

Adopted codebook​

2011 Oregon Elevator Specialty Code
Effective Jan. 1, 2012

This code consists of the following:

  • 2010 ASME A17.1, Elevator/Escalator
  • 2010 ASME A17.2, Inspector manual
  • 2010 ASME A17.6, Suspension, compensation, etc.
  • 2008 ASME A18.1, Platform lifts and chairlifts
  • 2009 ASME 90.1, Belt man lifts
  • 2005 Oregon Specialty Lift Code​


Oregon amendments​​ to the adopted model codes

Additional codebook information

Issued code interpretations
Approved alternate methods
Recent appeal decisions​​
Codebook history​​

​Program tools and resources

​Taking elevators, escalators, material lifts or dumbwaiters out of service
Elevator and escalator safety tips
Elevator checklists​

Program activities

Electrical and Elevator Board
Code and rulemaking committees​​​​​​​​

Related codes and standards


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