Elevator Inspection Program

The Village of Northbrook conducts bi-annual elevator inspections for all conveyances in the Village pursuant to the Illinois Elevator Safety Act. The bi-annual inspections occur in the spring and fall of each year.

Overview of the Program


  • Thompson Elevator Inspection Service, Inc. will perform all bi-annual inspections of conveyances in the Village of Northbrook.
  • The fee for each bi-annual inspection is $65. Re-inspections will be charged at the same rate.
  • You will be invoiced in late July for spring inspections, and January for fall inspections and, if necessary, billed quarterly for outstanding re-inspection costs.
  • Thompson Elevator Service, Inc. will contact you to schedule the bi-annual inspections.

Current State-Required Elevator Upgrades & Compliance Dates

Required Upgrades
Date of Compliance
Code Date Plate - ASME A17.1, Section 8.6.1.5.1
May 13, 2013
Restricted opening of hoistway doors or car doors on passenger elevators
January 1, 2014
Car illumination
January 1, 2015
Emergency operation and signaling devices
January 1, 2015
Phase reversal and failure protection
January 1, 2015
Reopening device for power operated doors or gates
January 1, 2105
Stop switch pits
January 1, 2015
Pit ladder installation in accordance with Section 2.2.4.2 of ASME A17.1-2007
January 1, 2015

Please Note


An elevator permit is required for all upgrades identified above. To learn more about elevator permits, download and complete an Elevator Permit Application.

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