Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
2015 Public Acts 34 & 35 amend 1976 PA 333 and 1967 PA 227.
In summary, these amendments allow a person other than a licensed elevator journeyperson to install Residential Stairway Chairlifts and Residential Platform lifts without an elevator installation permit if they:
The devices these individuals can install are limited to:
2015 PA-0035 Sec. 14a. (3) states:
“(3) A permit from the department under section 15(1) is not required to alter or install a residential stairway chairlift or residential platform lift.”
As permits are no longer required with this change, the Elevator Division will issue installation permits to licensed elevator contractors with the understanding that the required final acceptance inspection will be considered special services. The inspection will be billed at the special services fee of $100 per hour for travel time to and from the location and inspection time.