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Duane Scott, Administrator
110 Centerview Drive
P. O. Box 11329
Columbia, S.C. 29211-1329
Phone: (803) 896-7630
Fax: (803) 896-7650

Created in 1986, the Office of Elevators and Amusement Rides administers the South Carolina Elevator Code and the South Carolina Amusement Ride Safety Code.  Special Inspectors, who are licensed by the Department of LLR but are not employees of the agency,  conduct inspections of new and existing elevator facilities, amusement rides, and bungee jumps to assure compliance with the codes.  LLR employs a team of auditors who travel the state to randomly review the work performed by the Special Inspectors.

LLR's Elevator Web Portal

The Office of Elevators and Amusement Rides is pleased to offer citizens and businesses access to its government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This service is designed to provide you with a higher level of customer service to help making living and working in South Carolina a more enjoyable experience.

Visit LLR's Elevator Web Portal to update records, pay invoices and more.

Effective May 25, 2018, annual elevator operating certificate fees and amusement ride permit fees have been increased to $50.00 per elevator and per amusement device, respectively.

Effective May 25, 2018, the fee for a elevator construction permit shall include the fee for elevator registration and the first annual elevator operating certificate of a facility as follows:

Fee Schedule

LLR State Inspectors

Name Phone E-mail Territory
Chris Brandon 803-240-9205 Midlands/Piedmont
Nyle Burks 803-917-3581 Upstate
Robert Maxwell 803-260-3244 Pee Dee/Coastal

Special Inspectors Elevators

Trent Knupp  770-885-2925
Richard Montgomery  336-612-2424
Richard Tisdale  803-564-6773
Don Tisdale  803-564-6773
James Lynch   803-564-6773
Ed Nazworth   803-564-6773
Douglas Miller  770-547-8851
Bill Mullen   864-723-6095
Randall Payne  803-422-6325
Joe Romer  803-446-1916
Jack McGraw  843-901-3100
Herlen Bess  877-363-4222 
Jonathan Brooks  336-432-6568
Leonard L. Lewis  843-685-9663
David McDilda  540-551-5520
Larry Jarrett   843-360-5446
Drue Hontz  843-503-6286 
Dean Shelley  843-685-9705
Chad Robinson  704-634-6033 
William Essick  843-847-1487
Craig Newby  845-943-9578
Randy Hester  803-564-6773


Special Inspectors for Amusement Rides

Name Phone E-mail
Avery Wheelock  813-505-3938
Michael Hupalo  352-585-7955
Sharon Hupalo  352-585-7954
Leonard Lewis  843-685-9663
Jonathan Brooks  336-432-6568
John Dodson  813-685-8792
Dean Shelley  843-685-9705
Frank Sutton  352-603-3548
Elisabeth McNelley   813-685-8792
Deanna Johnson   281-635-1987
Bill Essick   843-847-1487
Mike Barham   336-520-2501
Michael Nicol   817-366-9642

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110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
(803) 896-4300 | Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
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