Elevator Installation and Inspections

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Elevator Permit Information

An elevator permit is required for the design, construction, installation, alteration, and repair of an elevator or conveyance system. The work must be performed by a qualified elevator mechanic.

Elevator Data Form

The Building Inspections Division may request that you submit an Elevator Data Form[248KB]PDF icon. If requested, please complete the form and email it to elevators@harrisonburgva.gov.

Inspection Requirements

Six-month, annual and 5-year third-party elevator inspections must be performed by an approved elevator inspector and/or mechanic and submitted to the Building Official. An Elevator Inspection Report (EIR) [318KB]PDF icon must be included with the inspection documents. Third-party inspections may be submitted online at https://permits.harrisonburgva.gov/ or via email to permits@harrisonburgva.gov.

How to Apply for an Elevator Installation Permit

Online: Submit applications, track and pay for an Elevator Installation Permit online via the LAMA Permit Portal. Select Apply, then select Other Permits. If you are a contractor and need a registration code, call the Department of Community Development at 540-432-7700 or email permits@harrisonburgva.gov.

Via email: Elevator Permit Application [275KB]PDF icon. Permit applications may be emailed to permits@harrisonburgva.gov.

In person: Visit us at Community Development, 409 S Main St, 2nd Floor, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

How to Submit a Third Party Inspection Report

Online: Submit a third party inspection report online via the LAMA Permit Portal. Select the Renew, then select the relevant elevator. If you have not previously submitted elevator inspection reports online, please contact the Department of Community Development at 540-432-7700 or email elevators@harrisonburgva.gov.

Via email: Complete the Elevator Inspection Report (EIR) [274KB]PDF icon. Email the EIR and the third-party report to elevators@harrisonburgva.gov.


Elevator Installation Permit Form [275KB]PDF icon

Elevator Data Form [248KB]PDF icon

Elevator Inspection Report [318KB]PDF icon


To report any problems with the links or other content on this page, please email Nyrma.Soffel@harrisonburgva.gov.