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Elevators and Related Devices

Inspections, Permit application, Handouts, Checklists

Annual Inspections Program

The State of MN now requires periodic inspections of elevators and related devices. The City of Minneapolis will be contacting owners/managers to arrange for these inspections.

Please make sure that the keys, registration cards, and identification/floor plans are up-to-date and available for the inspector. Refer to the documents below for additional information.
Annual Inspections Handout for Owners/Contractors (pdf)

Please follow these instructions to fill out the permit application for Elevator Annual Inspections orders.
Annual Inspections Permit Application Instructions (pdf)
Sample Permit Application for Annual Inspections Work (pdf)
Sample RFS (Orders) for Annual Inspections (pdf)
Elevator Permit Application (pdf)
Elevator Permit Fee Schedule (pdf)

Safety Test forms
Elevator Test Report-Electric (pdf)
Elevator Test Report-Hydraulic (pdf)

New Installations and Modernizations

The City of Minneapolis has new procedures regarding inspections of new installations.

NEW: Contractors now need to fill out the Ready to Inspect (pdf) checklist and return it to the City of Minneapolis before calling to schedule a final inspection on elevators. If the installation is not complete and ready for final inspection when the inspection is performed after a "Ready to Inspect" checklist is submitted, the contractor may be subject to a penalty as provided in MN State code Sections 326B.081 to 326B.085 in addition to the rescheduling delay.

Permit Application and Fees

Please follow these instructions when applying for a permit for work that is NOT annual inspections orders

Sample Permit Application for work other than Annual Inspections (pdf)
Elevator Permit Application (pdf)
Elevator Permit Fee Schedule

Additional Information and Forms

More information on Elevator Permits
Elevator After Hours Inspection Request form (pdf)

Need Help? Call 311

Need help with rescheduling your Elevator Annual Inspection appointment? Call 311
Have an elevator accident or incident to report? Call 311

Helpful Sites

State of MN Elevator Inspection and Installation
MN Electrical Licensing and Inspection
MN Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)
MN Construction Codes and Licensing Division Review (CCLD Review newsletter)

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Last updated Dec 11, 2017



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