Elevator Boring Permit Application - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Elevator Boring Permit Application
Well Management Program

Minnesota Statutes, section 103I.401, authorizes the Commissioner to require a permit, license, sealing the hole or excavation that is no longer unsed for an elevator boring, and submit the report with 30 days after completion or sealing of an elevator boring.

Minnesota Rules, part 4725.7250, detail the specific requirements for elevator borings. The rules regulate the construction of an excavation for the installation of an elevator hydraulic cylinder, sometimes referred to as a “jack hole,” or “elevator jack.” The rules do not regulate the construction of the elevator car, the shaft the car operates in, cable elevators, or hydraulic jack holes for purposes other than elevators such as car lifts at automobile service stations. The well and boring rules also do not regulate “holeless” or “limited access” elevators where the depth of the hydraulic cylinder and pit is 10 feet or less.

In addition to the Minnesota Department of Health regulation of elevator borings, some aspects of elevators are regulated by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

Elevator Boring Permit Application Memo and Form

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651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 04:24PM