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New permit system

A new permit system launched June 22, 2020.

  • Users must create a new account, and link it to their license number, to apply for permits and pay for existing permits. Only licensed elevator contractors may install, maintain, repair or test elevators and elevator-related devices in Minnesota.

  • Existing payment accounts created through U.S. Bank will continue to work.

  • IMPORTANT:  The email address you provide will be your User ID in the system. It will be used for all project communications and cannot be changed later. You may register with a shared email address if multiple staff from your organization will be monitoring projects. Multiple users can link to the same contractor license but cannot link to more than one contractor license.  

  • Permits for existing projects migrated, so any work-in-progress should be completed in the new system.

Create an account and pay fees

Visit the new online system for plan reviews and permits and select "Register as a New User" to create an account. You'll receive a verification email to complete the validation process. If you don't receive the email within 15 minutes, check your spam/junk folder. The verification link is valid until midnight the day of registration. If you do not validate your account by midnight, you will need to re-register your email address. View step-by-step instructions.

After creating your user account, login, and enter your permit number in the search bar, click on Add to Cart in the Charges tile. You can pay by credit or debit card, or by e-check. You will be routed to the U.S. Bank portal and can use your existing U.S. Bank payment account, create an account, or continue as guest to make a payment. You will receive confirmation of payment via email.

After 10 days, an invoice will be mailed to you and payment must be made through U.S. Bank. You can use an existing U.S. Bank payment account, create a new account or continue as a guest to make payment. Visit the Payment Center.

Elevator contractors must link account to license number

Only licensed elevator contractors in good standing can install, maintain, alter, repair or test elevators and elevator-related devices in Minnesota. Permits are required for the installation, alteration and removal of elevators. Permits for repairs are limited to what is identified in rule. A PIN is not required. To link your account to your license number:

  • After registering as a new user, click on "+Link to Contractor."

  • Enter your CE and LC license number and a message will display confirming your account and license number have been linked. A notification email will be sent to the license holder's email address.

  • Once linked, you'll be able to apply for permits.


Contact us at for help with online account questions.