In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please click here.
An elevator permit is required for the installation, renovation, repair or removal of an elevator, escalator, or other conveyance device. A conveyance device inlcudes:
Elevator permits (except for automotive lift permits) may only be obtained by a licensed Elevator Mechanic Contractor.
These permits are issued by the Department of Buildings Elevator Bureau.
Permit desk location: 121 N. LaSalle Street (City Hall), Room 900
Permit desk hours: every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
To contact the Elevator Bureau, please call 312.743.3594.