As of April 12, 2021, commercial building and elevator programs are live in the Electronic Safety and Licensing Application (eSLA). Visit
Customer Information page for instructions on first-time login, and to view the full list of program areas in eSLA.
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
To report an elevator, escalator, or dumbwaiter accident during regular business hours please call (262) 224-6285. After hours, weekends or holidays, please call Wisconsin Emergency Management after-hours incident reporting at 1(800) 943-0003 ext. 2 for assistance.
Important News About Your Scheduled Elevator Plan Review
We learned that the expected review date for submitted projects was blank and have worked with our vendor to correct this eSLA software issue. All pending plan submissions that were complete, including payment, have received a date. All new submissions will receive a date within 72 hours of submission. For more information, please see
the May 7, 2021 message from Branden Piper, Administrator of DSPS Division of Industry Services. Thank you for your patience as we fine-tune the new system.
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:
- The department. (District 3 John Kastner / District 5 Mark Urban)
- A licensed elevator inspector of an inspection provider contracted by the department. (Districts 1, 4 ATIS / District 2 NEIS)
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)
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.