Elevating Installation Permits

Licensed contractors must provide a design submission for each unit being considered before they install or alter any elevating device. An elevating device includes elevators, escalators, moving walkways, or dumbwaiter lifts.

The steps after getting your installation permit may include a construction inspection and will include an acceptance inspection. Follow the steps to get your installation permit.

Installation Permit

Before installing an elevating device, you’ll need to get the design specifications registered. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation letter which becomes your installation permit.

To get the design registered, you must be a licensed elevating device contractor and you must hire the services of a professional, BC-licensed engineer to certify the design registration.

When you have the design specifications of your device:

  1. Complete the Elevating Devices Drawings and Specifications Submission for Installation Permit Form 1069. The professional engineer must add their professional seal to the form and indicate conformance with the applicable code.
  2. To submit your design application, submit your forms and drawings to the BCSA New Westminster office in person or by mail.

Our design registration review can take up to four weeks from the date you submit an application.