There are various safety retrofits required in the State of Florida, many of them involving elevators and fire safety. Every building in the State of Florida containing six or more stories is required to retrofit their elevators to allow operation in fire emergency situations with one master key. Florida’s Department of Financial Services publishes a map showing the seven (7) emergency response regions as well as a list of the vendors authorized to perform the installation and issue uniform keys. The installation must be complete and the property compliant no later than October 1, 2009. Additionally, elevator inspections must be performed annually by a Certified Elevator Inspector or the State of Florida may contract with the County or Municipality for elevator inspection services. Nonetheless, Section 399.02, Florida Statutes requires the building owner or operator to bear responsibility for obtaining the inspections, the safe operation of the elevator, the proper maintenance of the elevator and correction of any deficiencies noted in the annual inspection. An elevator maintenance contract will not insulate the building owner or operator (including an Association) from liability for damages or personal injuries. Elevator maintenance contracts are governed by Section 399.01, Florida Statutes and further requirements are found in the Florida Administrative Code.