Approved Elevator Inspection Agencies

Mechanical Inspections - HPWCODE1044
Contact
Houston Public Works
Mechanical Inspections

1002 Washington Ave., 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

832.394.8850
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$455.00
Admin fee
$29.18
Renewal fee
$455.00
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
Up to 1 hour

About

An annual inspection is required for each elevator, escalator, chair lift, dumbwaiter, manlift and similar conveyance. Inspection procedures are based on requirements appearing in the Elevator Code (ANSI A17.1). The City of Houston does not perform elevator inspections. Private sector businesses accepted by the City as "Approved Inspection Agencies" or "Authorized Companies" are engaged by the conveyance Owner/Operator to provide the inspection report. The Owner/Operator of the conveyance must coordinate the inspection process with their Inspection agency.

What You Need

To apply for a permit you must have a copy of your approved inspection report.

Apply in Person

To obtain a permit in person, please stop by our main office located at 1002 Washington Avenue, 4th floor, Houston, Texas 77002.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8am and 4pm (Except city holidays).

Apply by Mail

To obtain a permit by mail, please mail a copy of your inspection and a payment in the form of check, money order, or cashier's check to:

Houston Public Works: Elevator Section
1002 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77002

Schedule Online

To schedule an inspection online:

1. Access our scheduling website through the link below.

2. Enter the appropriate project number into the field and click the submit button.

3. Select the type of inspection that you wish to schedule and click the submit button.

4. Enter your license number (enter digits only) and PIN.

Schedule by Phone

To schedule an inspection with our Interactive Response System, please call (713) 222-9922. To save time, please have your project number and scheduling PIN available.

Renew in Person

To renew your annual permit in person, please bring a copy of your invoice and a method of payment to the cashier station located at 1002 Washington Avenue, 1st floor, Houston, Texas 77002.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8am and 4pm (Except city holidays).

 

Renew by Mail

To renew your annual permit by mail, please mail a copy of your invoice and a payment in the form of check, money order, or cashier's check to the address listed on your invoice.