New Installations or Major Upgrades
File an Elevator Application (EA) to install a new device or perform a substantial upgrade, alteration, replacement or modernization to an existing device.
Alterations, Modernizations, Repairs or Replacements
File an Elevator Building Notice (EBN) to remove or dismantle an existing device or perform a minor alteration, repair or replacement.
ELV1 Elevator Application & Instructions (for EA or EBN)
All permits must be posted in public until the work has been completed and signed-off.
After completion of work performed under an EA or EBN, contact the Elevator Division for an inspection and test appointment. Upon successful completion, the device can be put into service.
For appointments, contact:
Lower Manhattan (below 50th Street): (212) 566-5524
Upper Manhattan (50th Street and above): (212) 566-5519
Bronx: (212) 566-5519
Brooklyn & Staten Island: (212) 566-5512
Queens: (212) 566-5512
Outside Hoist (all 5 boroughs): (212) 566-5519
Contractors are permitted to sign-off on minor alterations to existing elevators for EBN/PPN applications.
Elevator Applications: (212) 566-4860
Technical Questions: (212) 566-5357