Required Reporting for Elevators and Other Conveyance Devices

AIC enforcement in 2020

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Chicago has scaled back on workforce and non-essential City operations and duties since last March. Together with the decreased availability of inspection companies due to the pandemic the past few months, the Department of Buildings will not be filing any new AIC cases with the Department of Administrative Hearings for the remainder of the 2020 inspection cycle. However, all regular and extension deadlines remain in effect, and any building that remains non-compliant when full operations resume will be cited. Plans are in place to slowly bring employees back to the office, but until that time, the Department of Buildings will continue to monitor our email and be available for any inquires. Please feel free to reach out to

The Annual Inspection Certification (AIC) program is an on-line building inspection program that requires building owners/property managers to hire state-licensed, third-party inspection companies to inspect their elevators and other conveying devices annually.  These findings are then reported to the Department of Buildings via the AIC portal.

Our upgraded AIC system has key enhancements that allow AIC participants to have quarterly due dates and multiple owners for conveyance devices at subject properties.  Please access new program information here.

If you have specific questions, please email for assistance.

Link to Elevators Page


PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for the installation of the Firefighters' Emergency Operations system is January 1, 2017. Please see Code Memorandum below for requirements.

Code Memorandum - Firefighters' Emergency Operation - Existing Elevators


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