Boilers / Elevators / Amusement Rides

The Boiler and Elevator Safety Law is intended to provide for the safe operation and use of boilers, pressure systems, amusement rides, and elevators and kindred equipment in the state of Hawaii and is administered through the Boiler & Elevator Inspection Branch of HIOSH. The Branch develops standards  and enforces through compliance inspections and investigations. Permits to operate are issued regarding any boiler, pressure system, amusement ride, or elevator and kindred equipment if found to be safe in accordance with these standards. In addition, Branch staff reviews and approves plans for new installation, repairs, or modification of equipment covered by the law. If you own or manage a building and need to install, repair, alter or relocate boiler and pressure systems or to install, construct, alter, or modernize any elevator or kindred equipment, forms for permits are available below.

Contact Information (Email)
Boiler Section: [email protected]         Elevator Section: [email protected]

Boilers and Pressure Vessels
For boiler forms, please click here.
Boiler and Pressure System Fees
Standards (Administrative Rules)
Safety Tips

Elevators and Kindred Equipment
Elevator Fees
Elevator Inspection Request Form
Elevator Out of Service Certification
Online Application process for New Installation Permits (effective August 6, 2013). To submit an application for installation of new elevators and kindred equipment on or after August 6, 2013, please click here(Note: Applications by mail or in person will not be accepted as of this date.)
Application for Installation/Alteration Permit
Hawaii Inventory by Island as of 3-21-2018 (Excel)

NOTE: To use the Inventory Excel file, select the island or county that you are interested in, then select the drop down menu on the desired column heading, e.g. if you want to look at a specific building or location, click on the drop down menu for “Location Name”.  If you want to look for all the elevators serviced by a specific company, click the drop down menu for “Svc”. This is an inventory of all recorded elevator and related units located within the State of Hawaii. It includes data that is public information.If you are a building owner/manager or elevator service company and wish to make corrections or revisions to data in the inventory, please fax your corrections and revisions in writing to the Boiler & Elevator Inspection Branch [Fax: 808-586-9150].  Changes will be reflected in updates. To obtain an electronic version of this inventory, please submit your written request on company letterhead, include your email address, and fax it to 808-586-9150.

Standards (Administrative Rules)
Safety Tips

Amusement Rides
Standards (Administrative Rules)


Other Websites
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities International
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors