In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
There are approximately twenty-two thousand elevators and moving conveyances in the City of Chicago, and it is the mission of the Bureau of Elevators to inspect them all. Elevator Inspectors inspect the following:
Passenger Elevators Freight Elevators Escalators Dumbwaiters Moving walks Material handling devices Personnel hoists Vertical platforms. Mechanical amusement rides Installations of elevators and elevators being upgraded are also inspected, as well as any accidents. Inspections can also be generated by dialing 311, the non-emergency phone number for city services.