​Elevators & Conveyances

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​As of April 12​, 2021, commercial building and elevator programs are liv​e in the Electronic Safety and Licensing ​Application (eSLA). Visit the Customer Information page for​ instructions on first-time login, and to view the full list of program areas in eSLA. ​​​​

                                Go to esla.wi.gov​​​​ ​​to get started​.​

​Elevator, lift, escalator, and dumbwaiter inspections are provided by Industry Services Division staff and independent certified inspection agencies (Who does what? - More information on the inspection system). IS also examines plans, offers consultation, issues certificates of operation, offers education, and monitors those independent inspectors. Elevator inspector credentials are administered by IS.

Questions regarding the Elevators & Conveyances code can be sent to DSPSSBElevatorTech@wi.gov.

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State of Wisconsin Conveyance Inspection Information
(Excludes the Cities of Milwaukee and Madison)
Effective April 1, 2017

Per SPS 318.1011 Conveyances (elevators, dumbwaiters, Type B material lifts, escalators, vertical and inclined platform lifts and stairway chairlifts) in the State of Wisconsin are required to be inspected at time of installation and after alterations, repairs and replacement of certain components. All conveyances, other than elevators and dumbwaiters that serve single dwelling units are required to be inspected annually. The issuance and renewal of a permit to operate is contingent upon a compliant inspection.

 

Inspection of new installations and covered alterations, repairs or replacement of components

Per SPS 318.1011(2)(a) these inspections may be performed only by the following:

  1. The department. (District 3 John Kastner / District 5 Mark Urban)  
  2. A licensed elevator inspector of an inspection provider contracted by the department. (Districts 1, 4 ATIS / District 2 NEIS)


Annual Inspections

Owners may contract with a private inspection company for annual inspections. If an owner does not contract with a private inspection company the inspection will be performed by a licensed elevator inspector of an inspection provider contracted by the department. (Districts 1, 3, 4, 5 ATIS / District 2 NEIS)

 

Forms​​​​​​​​​

FormDescription
Conveyance Plan Instructions​Conveyance Plan Submittal Instructions (fill-in)
SBD-10663-E​Regulated Object Inspection Report
​SBD-4341​Inspection Report and Orders (Continued)
​SBD-10782​Elevator / Escalator Accident Report
New (Acceptance) Commercial Electric & Hydraulic Elevator Inspection ​Checklist
New (Acceptance) Commercial Electric & Hydraulic Elevator Inspection Checklist
​New (Acceptance) Commercial Electric & Hydraulic Elevator Inspection Checklist (3/2021) (PDF)
New (Acceptance) Commercial Electric & Hydraulic Elevator Inspection Checklist (3/2021) ​(fill-in)
New (Acceptance) Commercial Escalator ​Checklist
New (Acceptance) Commercial Escalator​ Checklist
​New (Acceptance) Commercial Escalator Checklist (9/2019) (PDF)
New (Acceptance) Commercial Escalator Checklist (9/2019​) ​(fill-in)
New (Acceptance) Commercial Inclined Platform Lift Inspection ​Checklist
New (Acceptance) Commercial Inclined Platform Lift Inspection​ Checklist
​New (Acceptance) Commercial Inclined Platform Lift Inspection Checklist (11/2020) (PDF)
New (Acceptance) Commercial ​Inclined Platform Lift Inspection Checklist (11/2020​​) ​(fill-in)
New (Acceptance) Commercial Stairway Chairlift Inspection ​Checklist
New (Acceptance) Commercial Stairway Chairlift Inspection​ Checklist
​New (Acceptance) Commercial Stairway Chairlift Inspection Checklist (11/2020) (PDF)
New (Acceptance) Commercial Stairway Chairlift​ Inspection Checklist (11/2020​​) ​(fill-in)
New (Acceptance) Commercial Vertical Platform Lift Inspection ​Checklist
New (Acceptance) Commercial Vertical Platform Lift Inspection​ Checklist
​New (Acceptance) Commercial Vertical Platform Lift Inspection Checklist (11/2020) (PDF)
New (Acceptance) Commercial Vertical Platform Lift​ Inspection Checklist (11/2020​​) ​(fill-in)
New (Acceptance) Moving Walk Inspection ​Checklist
New (Acceptance) Moving Walk Inspection​ Checklist
​New (Acceptance) Moving Walk Inspection Checklist (10/2019) (PDF)
New (Acceptance) Moving Walk​ Inspection Checklist (10/2019​​​) ​(fill-in)
New (Acceptance) Private Residence Elevator Inspection ​Checklist
New (Acceptance) Private Residence Elevator Inspection​ Checklist
​New (Acceptance) Private Residence Elevator Inspection Checklist (11/2020) (PDF)
New (Acceptance) Private Residence Elevator Inspection Checklist (11/2020​​​​) ​(fill-in)
New (Acceptance) Private Residence Inclined Elevator Inspection ​Checklist
New (Acceptance) Private Residence Inclined Elevator Inspection​ Checklist
​New (Acceptance) Private Residence Inclined ​​Elevator Inspection Checklist (11/2020) (PDF)
New (Acceptance) Private Residence Inclined Elevator Inspection Checklist (11/2020​​​​) ​(fill-in)
SBD-Cat-1E
SBD-Cat-1E
​SBD Cat 1E Except Esc Cat 1 Tests (11/2020) (PDF)
SBD Cat 1E Except Esc Cat 1 Tests (11/2020) (fill-in)
SBD-2E-E
SBD-2E-E
​SBD 2E-E Cat 5 Safety Gov (7/2021) (PDF)
SBD 2E-E Cat 5 Safety Gov (7/2021​) (fill-in)
​SBD-3E-E
SBD-3E-E
​SBD 3E-E Pre-1994 In-Ground Hydr (11/2020) (PDF)
SBD 3E-E Pre-1994 In-Ground Hydr (11/2020) (fill-in)
​SBD-6E
SBD-6E
SBD 6E Cat 1 Esc Moving Walk​ (11/2020) (PDF)
SBD 6E Cat 1 Esc Moving Walk (11/2020) (fill-in)
SBD-10872 Cat-5E
SBD-10872 Cat-5E
​SBD 10872 Cat 5E Conveyance Category 5 Periodic Tests (11/2020) (PDF)
SBD 10872 Cat 5E Conveyance Category 5 Periodic Tests (11/2020​) (fill-in)

Publications

DocumentDescription
DHS Alternate Suppression Systems for Elevator Machine Rooms
DHS Alternate Suppression Systems for Elevator Machine Rooms (R04/2011)
​Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment​ Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment (R07/2013)
Testing of Conveyances​Accuracy Of Elevator Test Reports (R03/2015)
​Info for Owners​Information for Owners of Conveyances Serving Commercial Building in Wisconsin (R02/2018)
​Addition of Sprinklers​Addition of Sprinkler to an Existing Elevator (R03/2015)
​Elevator Key Locations​Location of Keys for Access to Elevator Equipment and Firefighters Emergency Operation (R04/2015)
Valve Procedures​Testing, Inspecting, Witnessing, and Sealing of Hydraulic Elevator Control Valves (R03/2015)
Jack Test​Testing of Elevator In-Ground Hydraulic Jacks (R03/2015)
​Skirt/Step Performance​Escalator Skirt/Step Performance Index (R02/2015)
Maintenance Records​Maintenance Records (R03/2015)
​New Construction - Sprinklers​Building-Elevator Code Coordination: Examples of Sprinkler, Smoke, Heat Detector Location (R6/2019)
​New Product Approval​Conveyance Program New Product Approval (R02/2015)
​Accessing Hoistways​Accessing Elevator Hoistways (R03/2015)
​Compliance Investigations​Compliance Investigations
Inspection of Private Residence​Inspections of Elevators and Dumbwaiters Serving 1 & 2 Family Dwellings (R03/2015)
​Residential Type Elevators in Commercial Buildings​Periodic Inspections and Tests of Residential Type Elevators Serving Commercial Buildings (R04/2015)
​Department Agent Inspection​Department Agent Inspection
Stairway Chairlifts​Stairway Chairlifts Memo (R08/2016)
​Interlock Notice​Honeywell Interlock Safety Notice (R12/2016)
Supervising Professional Responsibilities​Supervising Professional Responsibilities for Plan Submittal (R9/2017)
Elevator Telephone Performance​Elevator and Lift Telephone Performance Requirements (R9/2017)
Wisconsin Elevator Code Important DatesImportant Dates in Wisconsin Elevator Code History (R9/2017)


Permit & Invoice Questions

Please email DSPSSBInspectionSupport@Wi.gov to update the owner and/or address, to request a replacement permit to operate, or to answer a general invoice inquiry question.