Find a used elevator for sale by contacting a business that specializes in used or reconditioned elevator equipment. Classified advertisements through industry publications such as Elevator World are another way to locate used elevators for sale.
Each state has different laws regarding the sale, installation and maintenance of elevator equipment. For example, Oregon requires all elevators be installed by a licensed elevator contractor, and all elevator installations require a permit. These laws apply to both commercial buildings and private residences.
Texas is an example of a state that waives most of its elevator requirements for private residences. Since regulations and who they apply to vary so widely between states, always check local laws to ensure compliance before installing an elevator.