A person, firm, or corporation that seeks to install or alter an elevator shall first obtain a permit from the department, or with a municipality that is authorized by law to issue a permit, before beginning installation or alteration. An application for a permit must be submitted on forms from the department or an authorized municipality. Plans and specifications describing the permitted work must be submitted with the application for a permit. A permit will be issued to the applicant when the plans and specifications have been approved and the appropriate permit fee has been paid. The permit issued by the department or an authorized municipality is only valid for work commenced within 12 months of issuance and completed within two years of issuance.

The department's fees for a permit to install or alter an elevator are:

A. A permit fee to install or alter an elevator is $100, and $500 if work that requires a permit is begun without a permit.
B. Inspection fees for installation and alteration of permitted elevator work are 1-1/2 percent of the total cost of the permitted work for labor and materials including related electrical and mechanical equipment. The total inspection fee shall not exceed $1,000 per permit. The cost of special decorative fixtures in the permitted work may be deducted from the cost of the permitted elevator work up to a maximum of five percent of the total cost of the permitted work upon approval of the commissioner.
C. An elevator that passes department inspection will be issued an operating permit by the department.
D. Vertical reciprocating conveyors, (American Society of Mechanical Engineers/American National Standards Institute Standard B20.1) are subject to filing and inspection fees for new and altered installations, but are exempt from routine inspection by an elevator inspector.


Minn. R. 5226.0100
15 SR 1782; 17 SR 3414; L 1995 c 166 s 17; L 2007 c 140 art 4 s 61; art 13 s 4

Statutory Authority: MS s 16A.128; 16B.747; 16B.748; 326B.184; 326B.187

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