City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17F
Chapter 17F.060
Section 17F.060.040

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.060 Elevator Code

Section 17F.060.040 Requirements
  1. All new and existing elevators, dumb waiters, escalators, stair climbers, platform lifts, temporary personnel hoists, material lifts and moving walks and alterations must conform to this code.
  1. A sidewalk elevator, or hoist, or a freight elevator, which does not rise above the ground floor must have doors and gates so constructed that the car cannot move until they are closed. A sidewalk hoist must be equipped with safety rods so that it cannot be started until the sidewalk doors are open.
  1. Lock boxes for machine room access may be required by conditions.
  1. Conveyances with uncorrected deficiencies are subject to additional inspections and fees. An elevator inspector may revoke an operating permit and red-tag the conveyance if deficiencies remain uncorrected for one hundred fifty days.
  1. Elevators no longer used or deemed to be unsafe may be ordered to be decommissioned by the City Inspector.
  1. Conveyances to be decommissioned must occur by permit and inspections according to the requirements of ASME 17.1. Failure to decommission a conveyance as directed by the elevator inspector shall result in a class I civil infraction.
  1. Elevators incorporating noncircular elastomeric coated steel suspension members (belt suspension) shall use only fire rated belts tested to UL 62, UL 1581 FT-1 fire rating or equivalent.

Date Passed: Monday, May 11, 2020

Effective Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020

ORD C35899 Section 8