Elevator Installation or Alteration Permit

Iowa Workforce Development


Permit allowing installation or alteration of an elevator, escalator, dumbwaiter, wheelchair lift, construction personnel hoist, wind tower lift, or special purpose elevator.

Code Citation IC 89A

Who Applies The owner or owner\’s agent (usually an elevator company).

When To Apply Application should be made at the time the contract is awarded to an elevator contractor and must be made at least eight weeks prior to the date the permit is needed. Work cannot begin until a permit is issued.

Initial Requirements Three sets of drawings or job specifications, the permit fee and the application are required before a permit will be issued. Specific requirements for the drawings can be found at 875 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 71. Operation cannot begin until installations or alterations have been inspected and approved by a state inspector.

Duration When the project is completed or one year. Extensions are possible.

Processing Time Up to 8 weeks.

Fee Structure See 875 Iowa Administrative Code 71.16.

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

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Matthew Mitchell
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309