Changes to Elevator Category Test Requirements in the Code Revision

Updated: January 5th, 2022

NYC DOB has issued a Service Notice for changes to the elevator category test requirements in the Code revision.

Beginning January 1, 2022, category testing of elevators must comply with the following new requirements in Local Law 126 of 2021:

  • The agency performing the category test must notify the Department of Buildings at least five (not seven) days prior to the Category 1 testing of escalators, Category 3 testing of water hydraulic elevators, and Category 5 testing of elevators.
  • If a witnessing agency is required in Table N1 of ASME A17.1, as modified by Chapter K1 of Appendix K of the New York City Building Code, the category test report is no longer required to include the signature of the witnessing agency inspector.
    NOTE: The report must still include the signature of the witnessing agency director.

See Service Notice and important filing deadlines here…
See Industry Notice here…


Service Notice Follow-Up for Local Law 152 of 2016

This Service Notice has been posted here…

The changes include:

  • Licensed Master Plumbers (LMP), in addition to Registered Design Professionals (RDP), may now certify that a building contains no gas piping and is not required to comply with the gas piping inspection requirements in Local Law 152 of 2016.
  • Buildings with exposed gas piping systems that are not currently supplied with gas and have no appliances connected to any gas piping are not required to comply with the gas piping inspection requirements in Local Law 152 of 2016.


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