Codes & Requirements

Mandatory Safety Upgrades must be met each year. When new codes come into play, things may get confusing as change in requirements can occur quite often.

Don’t stress, we will help make sure your elevator is in compliance and up-to-date with City Code.

Please Review the list of links below that may be helpful to you when understanding Elevator Codes and Requirements in the State of Illinois/Chicagoland Area:


Useful for research regarding current Illinois Elevator codes

Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall

Useful for information regarding current City of Chicago elevator mandates, permits, etc.

City of Chicgago – Elevator Inspections

Online Chicago building code

American Legal Publishing Corporation

City of Chicago AIC (Annual Inspection Certificate) program. Useful information on 3rd party inspection companies. Please note; CES cannot perform annual inspections for current customers engaged in service & repair, maintenance, or any other contracting business with us. The AIC program is exclusively for Annual Inspections only.

City of Chicago – Annual Inspection & Certification (AIC)


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