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Only licensed elevator contractors may install, maintain, alter, repair or test elevators and elevator-related devices in Minnesota. Permits are required for the installation, alteration, and removal of elevators. Permits for repairs are limited to what is identified in rule.

Get a permit

Apply or pay for an elevator permit online here. Note:  A new permit system launched June 22, 2020.

Questions about permits? Contact us at

Annual operating permits

Questions about renewing an annual operating permit? Contact us at or 651-284-5071.

Inspections for all devices except stairway chairlifts

To schedule an inspection, contact the inspector in your area.

Stairway chairlift inspections

View information about stairway chairlift inspections below.

Existing elevator data

Click here to download a complete elevator asset data set in .csv format.