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If you want to install a stairway chairlift in lieu of other accessibility requirements under the Minnesota State Building Code, you may apply for a code waiver from the Access Review Board.

Access Review Board members

  • Karen Gridley, board chairperson, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

  • Margot Imdieke Cross, Minnesota Council on Disability

  • William Reinke, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, chief elevator inspector

  • Audel Shokohzadeh, Minnesota Department of Human Rights

  • John Swanson, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal's Office


Meetings are open to the public and conducted at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Rd. N., St. Paul, MN 55122.

2020 meetings
Jan. 10, 2020 Agenda
2019 meetings
Oct. 21, 2019 Agenda
Aug. 28, 2019 Agenda
July 8, 2019 Agenda
April 5, 2019 Agenda
March 12, 2019 Agenda

Final decisions issued by the board


For help with questions about Minnesota Accessibility Code requirements or the waiver process, contact Karen Gridley, Access Review Board chairperson, at or 651-284-5877.