Department of Consumer and Business Services,
Building Codes Division Chapter 918
Caption: Reconcile elevator permit fees
with inspection intervals and adopt standards for escalator “clean down”
Order No.: BCD 17-2010
Filed with Sec. of
Certified to be
Rules Adopted: 918-400-0645
Rules Amended: 918-400-0660, 918-400-0800
Subject: These rules reconcile elevator operating permit fees
under 918-400-0800 with corresponding inspection intervals; revise 918-400-0660
to adjust the inspection interval for all elevator equipment to two years; and
adopt 918-400-0645 establishing administrative requirements for bi-annual
escalator “clean down” inspections.
operating permits are currently issued every year, while inspections occur on
one-, two-, and three-year cycles. These rules align operating permit cycles
and inspection cycles by converting both cycles to two years. As a result of
these rules, elevator operators will be able to purchase operating permits for
one up-front fee that covers a full 2-year inspection cycle. The rules will
also revise 918-400-0660 to adjust the inspection interval for all elevator
equipment to two years and add 918-400-0645 to clarify the administrative
process for escalator periodic inspections and “clean down” inspections.
(1) Escalators and moving walks must receive bi-annual
clean down inspections during each year of an inspection cycle in which a
periodic inspections under ORS 460.125 is not performed.
(2) Bi-Annual escalator and moving walk clean down
inspections are not covered by an owner’s operating permit fee. Inspection
hours, inspector portal-to-portal travel time, and other fees for these
inspections are billable as special inspections under 918-400-0800 to the
equipment owner or equipment owner’s representative.
(3) Bi-annual escalator and moving walk clean down
inspections must include inspection verification of the interior of an
escalator and moving walk, and cleaning to prevent an accumulation of oil,
grease, lint, dirt, and refuse.
Hist.: BCD 14-2010(Temp), f.
9-30-10, cert. ef. 10-1-10 thru 11-30-10; BCD 17-2010, f. 11-30-10, cert. ef.
(1) Operating permits are issued periodically based on
two-year inspection intervals.
(2) Clean down inspections of escalators and moving
walks performed according to 918-400-0645 are additional inspections under
section (3) of this rule for which special inspection fees under 918-400-0800
(3) The division reserves the right to perform
additional inspections outside the two-year inspection interval established by
this rule with prior notice to the responsible party according to criteria,
which may include but are not limited to the following:
(a) Accidents and injuries;
(b) Commercial and public assembly structures;
(c) Special residency occupancies, schools, hospitals;
(d) Type of elevator;
(e) Passenger or freight conveyances;
(f) Construction only purpose elevators; and
(g) Environmental conditions.
(4) The division may refuse to issue an operating
(a) Inspections are not satisfactorily completed; or
(b) Permit fees have not been received.
(5) The elevator-operating permit, or copy of the
permit, must be posted in clear view in the elevator. A sign may be substituted
providing the sign indicates the on-site location where the actual operating
permit may be inspected during normal business hours.
Hist.: DC 25-1982, f. & ef.
12-16-82; Renumbered from 814-030-0040; BCA 41-1991(Temp), f. 12-13-91, cert.
ef. 12-15-91; BCA 7-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-10-92; BCD 18-1995, f. &
cert. ef. 12-15-95; Renumbered from 918-400-0065; BCD 13-1999, f. & cert.
ef. 10-1-99, Renumbered from 918-400-0420; BCD 8-2006, f. 6-30-06, cert. ef.
7-1-06; BCD 8-2007, f. 7-13-07, cert. ef. 10-1-07; BCD 10-2009, f. 12-30-09,
cert. ef. 1-1-10; BCD 14-2010(Temp), f. 9-30-10, cert. ef. 10-1-10 thru
11-30-10; BCD 17-2010, f. 11-30-10, cert. ef. 12-1-10
(1) Subject to section (6) of this rule, the following
elevator fees are effective under ORS 460.165:
(a) Elevator contractor’s license, $585 for application
(b) Plan reviews, when required, $78;
(2) The total operating permit fee for a specific type
of equipment is calculated by multiplying its base operating permit fee under
ORS 460.165 by its inspection interval in 918-400-0660. Effective October 1,
2010, an initial operating permit and an installation permit must be obtained
prior to installation. A 12 percent surcharge will be added to the following
total operating permit fees at the time of sale:
(a) Inclined Elevator — $196
(b) Belt Manlift — $196
(c) Moving Walk — $196
(d) Escalator — $196
(e) Rack & Pinion — $196
(f) Sidewalk Elevator — $120
(g) Sidewalk Material Lift — $120
(h) Special Purpose — $196
(i) Fees for the following elevators are determined by
the rise of each unit: Special Purpose Personnel Elevator, Freight-Hydraulic,
Freight-Electric, Passenger-Hydraulic, Passenger-Electric.
(A) Four floor rise or under — $176
(B) Over a four floor rise, but under a ten floor rise
(C) Ten floor rise or over, but under a twenty floor
rise — $268
(D) Twenty floor rise or over — $314
(j) Stairway Chairlift — $120
(k) Dumbwaiter — $120
(l) Limited-Use Limited Application — $196
(m) Material Lift — $196
(n) Vertical Reciprocating Lift — $196
(o) Vertical Wheelchair Lift — $176
(p) Inclined Wheelchair Lift — $176
(q) Stage Lift — $196
(3) Reinspections on a mechanism in section (2) of this
rule made by request or in continued existence of a defect, $75;
(4) For special inspections, testing, consultations,
site visits, or other services for which no fee is otherwise specified, $75 per
hour for travel and inspection time;
(5) For the installation or alteration of an elevator,
if the total cost of the installation or alteration other than the inspection
(a) $1,000 or under — $98;
(b) $1,001 to $14,999 — $98, plus $13 for each
$1,000 or fraction of $1,000 by which the cost exceeds $1,000;
(c) $15,000 to $49,999 — $280, plus $8 for each
$1,000 or fraction of $1,000 by which the cost exceeds $15,000;
(d) $50,000 or over — $553, plus $3 for each
$1,000 or fraction of $1,000 by which the cost exceeds $50,000.
(6) Elevator alterations.
(a) No fee shall be charged when an alteration is
limited to fixture upgrades to meet state-adopted accessibility standards;
(b) No fee shall be charged where the alteration is
limited to the car interior upgrades that do not alter the gross weight of the
car more than five percent;
(c) When a group of elevators under common group
control is proposed for an upgrade, and the same upgrade is proposed for all
cars in the group, the inspection fee shall be the contract valuation for the
entire elevator upgrade project rather than the higher separate inspection fee
for each elevator in the group; and
(d) Where the upgrade for a group of elevators is not identical
for each elevator, the fees shall be calculated separately based on the
contract valuation for each elevator.
(7) Plan Review Fees. Where a complete set of drawings
shows all elevators affected by the proposed installation or alteration, only
one plan review fee shall be required rather than a separate fee for each
(8) Limited Elevator Mechanic’s License. The following
fee applies to the license issued under OAR 918-400-0380(1): $60 for
application or renewal.
(9) Reciprocating Conveyor Mechanic’s Licenses. The
following fees apply to licenses issued under OAR 918-400-0380(2) and (3):
(a) Reciprocating Conveyor Mechanic’s license, $300 for
application or renewal;
(b) Restricted Reciprocating Conveyor Mechanic’s
license, $50 for application or renewal.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.085
Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.061
Hist.: DC 25-1982, f. & ef.
12-16-82; Renumbered from 814-030-0030; BCA 21-1991(Temp), f. 6-14-91, cert.
ef. 7-1-91 thru 12-27-91; BCA 29-1991, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-91; BCD 18-1995,
f. & cert. ef. 12-15-95; Renumbered from 918-400-0050; BCD 11-1996(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 7-1-96; BCD 27-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-96; BCD
10-1998(Temp), f. 6-2-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98 thru 12-27-98; BCD 25-1998, f.
12-22-98, cert. ef. 12-27-98; BCD 13-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-99; BCD
14-2000(Temp), f. 7-20-00, cert. ef. 8-1-00 thru 1-27-01; BCD 25-2000, f.
9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 21-2002(Temp), f. 8-30-02, cert. ef. 9-1-02
thru 2-27-03; BCD 34-2002, f. 12-20-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; BCD 12-2004, f.
8-20-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 17-2007, f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; BCD
4-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-16-09 thru 1-1-10; BCD 10-2009, f. 12-30-09,
cert. ef. 1-1-10; BCD 14-2010(Temp), f. 9-30-10, cert. ef. 10-1-10 thru 11-30-10;
BCD 17-2010, f. 11-30-10, cert. ef. 12-1-10
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