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Elevator services


Program penalty fees

The elevator permit penalty fee will be reinstated Jan. 9, 2024 and any fee that becomes due on or after Sept. 15, 2023 (i.e., 115 calendar days) that is not paid within 90 days of the billing date will be subject to the late fee. Read the announcement

The division provides permit and safety inspection services for elevators. Elevators, escalators, chair lifts, and other devices require operating permits as well as installation, alteration, and modernization permits.


Elevator permits are available for purchase online:

Online guides are available to help you pay for permits or print reports:


General safety inspections (operating permit inspections) are scheduled by the inspector every two years.

For Installation, alteration, or modernization inspections, contact the inspector in your area to schedule an inspection. Contact the inspector in your area.

Ownership and billing party changes

Ownership and billing changes must be submitted in writing.
You can update your information online .


Accident reports

The state records any accident that occurs on an elevator, escalator, lift, or other equipment regulated by the Oregon Elevator Safety Program. When an accident is caused by the equipment, or when an injured person needs hospital care, ORS 460.045(7) requires the following:

This reporting process does not supersede any other law or rule requirements, such as reporting to the appropriate insurer or Oregon OSHA in the event of a workplace injury.