Florida Statutes and Constitution

The statutes are updated as a result of every legislative session. The constitution was revised in 1968 and is amended by the voters. This site is maintained by the Florida Legislature. (HTML)

Chapter 399 – Elevator Safety

Chapter 559 – Part VII

Licensing by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Florida Administrative Code

The entire Florida Administrative Code is available in Microsoft Word format. The code is constantly revised. This site is maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State.

Chapter 61C-5 – Florida Elevator Safety Code

  • Revised 2024 January – PDF

Rule Adoption Information

The PDF provides a summary of the division’s rule adoption activity, including rules adopted within the previous twelve months. All rule adoptions must follow the requirements of Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. Public notices of rule adoption activity are published in the Florida Administrative Register. Questions may be emailed to dhr.rules@myfloridalicense.com.

  • Revised 2024 January – PDF

Upcoming Rule Workshops/Hearings

None scheduled at this time.


Other Applicable Codes

State of Florida Elevator Codes Effective DatesPDF

Informational chart that provides general guidance to assist with identifying elevator codes in effect from October 1, 1947 to present.

Florida Building Code

The Florida Building Code was created by the 2000 Florida Legislature to provide uniform regulations through out the state. The code is adopted by rule 61G20-1, Florida Administrative Code, by the Florida Building Commission within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The 8th Edition Florida Building Code became effective December 31, 2023. Chapters applicable to the division are:

  • Chapter 30 – Elevators and Conveying Systems

This site is maintained by the International Code Council (ICC).

Florida Fire Prevention Code

The Florida Fire Prevention Code is an adaptation of NFPA 1 and NFPA 101. It is adopted by Chapter 69A-60, Florida Administrative Code. The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of State Fire Marshal website provides additional information.

Fire Key Standards

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

United States Code of Federal Regulations

Need Help?

All requests for public records, complaints, forms, and applications for licenses can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Steven von Bodungen, Director

Division of Hotels and Restaurants
Bureau of Elevator Safety
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1013

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Email: dhr.elevators@myfloridalicense.com