Required Reporting for Elevators and Other Conveyance Devices

Due to the COVID19 National and State public health emergency, and the Governor’s issuance of a disaster proclamation, the City of Chicago is in the process of scaling back on workforce and non-essential City operations and duties. In doing so, the Department of Buildings will not be filing any new AIC cases at the Department of Administrative Hearings until further notice. All regular and extension deadlines remain in effect, and any building that remains non-compliant when full operations resume will be cited. The Department of Buildings will continue to monitor our email. Please feel free to reach out to if you have any questions.


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. For more information, you may also reference 18-30-320  Existing Elevators-Firefighters' Emergency Operation – Effective dates in the Chicago Building Code.

Code Memorandum - Firefighters' Emergency Operation - Existing Elevators


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