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.
571-407-6979, 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.



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.

Additional Resources



For elevator questions call 571-407-6979, TTY 711, or email.

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