Beginning January 1, 2024, the state of Florida will retroactively comply with ASME A17.1, as modified by Chapter K3 of Appendix K Section 3.10.12a of the New York City Building Code and A17.3-2015 Section 30.10.12, which requires all Florida elevators be outfitted with a Door Lock Monitoring System (DLM). This system will keep elevators secure until the doors have closed completely.

Who Will This Impact?

This retroactive code adoption will apply primarily to elevators installed prior to 2000. Many elevators installed after 2000 either already have a DLM system in place or can be connected to devices that provide a DLM. Some post-2000 elevators have a DLM system that is installed but may require activation. 

If your condominium building or co-op was built prior to 2000, you’ll want to get started on compliance immediately.

How Expensive Will It Be?

The cost of installation has a wide range of price points, so sourcing bids from multiple mechanical experts will be important in minimizing costs without compromising on quality or safety. Failure to comply will also be costly, as any elevators not in compliance by Jan. 1, 2024 will be subject to failed inspections and state and/or county fines.

How We Can Help

If your community buildings have elevators that need to be updated to comply with this code, our team is ready to help. We’ll source bids to find the right service provider for your community, and help keep your membership informed of any elevator service outages (this installation can take anywhere from 1 – 3 days). If your building elevator needs to be updated, give us a call at (305) 535 – 7599, and we’ll work with your community to keep your condo or co-op compliant.