Elevator Program

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Vertical transportation is a means of travel; transporting people or freight in and outside of buildings. There are approximately 7,800 vertical transportation pieces of equipment in Fairfax County.

This equipment refers to elevators, lifts, escalators, dumbwaiters, hoists, and moving walks.

Contact Information:

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
703-222-0801, TTY 711  |  LDSelevator@fairfaxcounty.gov


When an accident/entrapment occurs, the affected equipment shall be removed from service immediately.

  • Contact 855-511-2847, TTY 711, and fill out the accident form.
  • A county inspection shall be performed and the affected equipment can be returned to service if no violations are found.


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What project falls under Fast Track Review?

Fast Track Permit Review Process

Most permit applications are processed within a 10 - 15 calendar day review period. However, certain select scopes of work may qualify for a faster review process which can be done within 48 hours. *

  • Escalator Handrail Replacement
  • Electric Drive Replacement
  • Door Reopening Device Replacement
  • Hydraulic Valve Replacement
  • Suspension Means Replacement
    • Hoist Rope
    • Cable Replacement
    • Belt Replacement
    • Shackle Replacement 
  • Governor Rope Replacement
  • Cartop Handrails
  • Buffer Replacement
  • Step replacement
  • Drive Chain Replacement
  • Escalator Brake Replacement
  • Skirt Obstruction Device Replacement
  • Comb-Impact Switch Replacement
  • Demolition
  • Decommission
  • Temporary Construction Use
  • Regen Board
  • Packing

*48 Hours is subject to staffing and workloads, as well as completeness of submission package.


Elevator Plan Review and Inspections for new and existing elevators are conducted by ATIS Elevator Inspections, LLC, on behalf of Fairfax County.

Schedule an inspection online.  All inspections are scheduled electronically to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

For questions regarding inspection or plan review results, call 703-543-9966TTY 711, or email.

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