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If you want to install a stairway chairlift in lieu of other accessibility requirements under the Minnesota State Building Code, you may apply for a code waiver from the Access Review Board.

Access Review Board members

  • Karen Gridley, board chairperson, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

  • David Fenley, Minnesota Council on Disability

  • William Reinke, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, chief elevator inspector

  • Audel Shokohzadeh, Minnesota Department of Human Rights

  • John Swanson, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal's Office


There will be no in-person meetings due to the current status of the state of Minnesota operating under the COVID-19 health pandemic. See Minnesota Statute 13D.021 for remote meeting requirements. Meetings will occur by Webex. View Webex instructions: interactive instructions and printable. Contact Lyndy Logan at or 651-284-5912 for more information or to be added to the meeting notice email list.

Nov. 17, 2020, 1 p.m., Webex meeting instructions


2020 meetings
Nov. 17, 2020 Agenda
Oct. 6, 2020 Agenda
Aug. 13, 2020 Agenda
May 27, 2020 Agenda
Jan. 10, 2020 Agenda
2019 meetings
Oct. 21, 2019 Agenda
Aug. 28, 2019 Agenda
July 8, 2019 Agenda
April 5, 2019 Agenda
March 12, 2019 Agenda


Final decisions issued by the board


For help with questions about Minnesota Accessibility Code requirements or the waiver process, contact Karen Gridley, Access Review Board chairperson, at or 651-284-5877.