Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 7. Elevators and Other Conveyances

Inspections -- Fees -- Exception

50-60-711. Inspections -- fees -- exception. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), all elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, or other equipment subject to the provisions of this part, including freight elevators, must be inspected by the department to ensure compliance with the requirements of the applicable building code and this part. The department shall establish and charge a reasonable fee based on the type of equipment being inspected that may not exceed the expense of providing the inspection. Inspections must be made on an annual basis, except that freight elevator inspections must be conducted every 2 years.

(2) (a) In lieu of an inspection by the department, inspections of equipment provided for in subsection (1) may be made by a licensed elevator inspector.

(b) When an inspection is made by an elevator inspector, a copy of the condition report must be provided to the owner and a copy must be sent to the department. The department may not charge more than $10 for receiving and processing a condition report for each individual piece of equipment in a building and for issuing a certificate of inspection for the piece of equipment if the licensed elevator inspector doing the inspection certifies to the department that there are not any deficient conditions or that all deficient conditions noted in the condition report have been corrected and that a followup inspection by the department is not necessary.

(3) It is the responsibility of the owner or lessee of equipment subject to the provisions of this section to ensure compliance with any inspection requirements.

History: En. Sec. 19, Ch. 303, L. 2005.