Annual Inspection Certification (AIC)

The Annual Inspection Certification (AIC) program is an on-line building inspection program that requires building owners/property managers to hire state-licensed, third-party inspection companies to inspect their elevators and other conveying devices annually.  These findings are then reported to the Department of Buildings via the AIC portal .

Our upgraded AIC system has key enhancements that allow AIC participants to have quarterly due dates and multiple owners for conveyance devices at subject properties.  Please access new program information here.

If you have specific questions, please email aic@cityofchicago.org for assistance.

Link to Elevators Page

 


PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for the installation of the Firefighters' Emergency Operations system is January 1, 2017. Please see Code Memorandum below for requirements. For more information, you may also reference 18-30-320  Existing Elevators-Firefighters' Emergency Operation – Effective dates in the Chicago Building Code.

Code Memorandum - Firefighters' Emergency Operation - Existing Elevators

 

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  • Amendment to Chapter 18-30 Elevators, Escalators, Moving Walks, Dumwaiters, Material Lifts, Platform Lifts, Stairway Chairlifts, Conveyors and Related Equipment, published 11/19/09