Elevator and Conveyance Device Permits

An elevator permit is required for the installation, renovation, repair or removal of an elevator, escalator, or other conveyance device. A conveyance device inlcudes:

  • An elevator, escalator, dumbwaiter, moving walk, or material lift;
  • A platform lift, stairway chairlift or wheelchair lift; personnel hoist or employee elevator;
  • A material hoist;
  • A belted manlift;
  • A conveyor and related equipment;
  • An industrial scissor lift;
  • An adjustable loading platform;
  • A permanent window washer platform;
  • An automotive lift;
  • A movable stage or orchestra floor;
  • A mechanical amusement riding device;
  • Any similar system or device.

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.