Elevator Installation or Upgrade

For the installation of an elevator or conveyance, or to install upgrades to existing conveyances, please see below for permit submittal requirements and for general construction information.

For information about current required upgrades or the bi-annual inspection program per the State of Illinois Elevator Safety Act.

Application Requirements


Application Fees & Deposits


  • Building Permit Application Fee - $325 per conveyance
  • Additional fees may apply at time of permit pick-up

Drawing/Construction Document Requirements


All plans must be stamped "Final Drawing Set."
  • Catalog cut sheets and specifications for parts being installed - 3 copies
  • Site Plan or Layout showing location of new and existing equipment - 3 copies

Required Inspections


Please visit the Elevator Inspection Program page for more information.

Additional Resources