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Elevator Permit

Availability:
available via mail   Via Mail
available in person   In Person
For elevator installations related to building permits issued prior to August 30, 2021, and with a permit number format of BLD2021-xxxxx, see the instructions for Henrico’s former permitting and inspections system, now referred to as the Legacy Permitting System, on this page below. 

For all other elevator installations, follow the instructions below for Build Henrico permitting instructions.

Build Henrico Permitting Instructions

  • Register for and login to your customer account on the Build Henrico website.
  • Select “Permits” on the Build Henrico home page.
  • Select “Elevator Permit” under Other Permits to create your permit application and follow the online application instructions. Upload the following applicable documents to be included with your permit application:
    • Elevator, Escalator, Lift, Dumbwaiter Plans
    • Specifications and Manufacturers Product Literature
    • Owner’s Affidavit –  Statement that applicant is either the owner or owner’s agent, i.e., exempt from being a licensed contractor
    • Site Plan (Plot Plan)  –  Drawings showing the location of the proposed work on the property.

Document Submission Standards

Go to Help Using Build Henrico for additional information, tutorials and presentations.

Legacy Permitting Instructions

Please mail or hand deliver the following documents along with the permit fee to the Department of Building Construction and Inspections:

Permit Application – Commercial
1 copy of Elevator Permit Application (please fill in Master Tradesman Card No., Master Tradesman Signature, Master Tradesman Printed Name and Virginia Contractor’s License No.)
2 copies of elevator plans (if not approved under the building permit)

Permit Application – Residential
1 copy of Elevator Permit Application (please fill in Master Tradesman Card No., Master Tradesman Signature, Master Tradesman Printed Name and Virginia Contractor’s License No.)
1 copy of Owner’s Affidavit if owner is acting as contractor
2 copies of elevator plans (if not approved under the building permit)

Permit Amendment
1 copy of Elevator Permit Application with AMEND in the description of work
Additional permit fee is required if there is additional estimated cost

Permit Cancellation
1 copy of Request for Permit Cancellation
Note: You must enter a reason for the cancellation. If a refund is requested, you must add the request to the reason for cancellation. The refund rate is 100% if the permit has not been issued, or 75% of the permit fee if the permit has been issued.

Legacy Documents
Elevator Permit Application
Owner’s Affidavit
Request for Permit Cancellation
Elevator Resubmittal Form

FEES

The fee for an elevator permit is based on the cost of labor and material for the elevator installation or alteration.  The current fee is calculated as follows:

Commercial new or existing: $100 for the first $5000 of estimated cost + $7 per additional $1000 or fraction thereof.  In addition to the permit fee, there is a 2% state levy.  The total fee owed at the time of application is the permit fee plus the state levy (permit fee times .02).  A permit fee calculator is available at https://henrico.us/bldg/fees/fee-calculator-commercial/.

Existing one- and two- family dwellings: $100 for the first $5000 of estimated cost + $6 per additional $1000 or fraction thereof.  In addition to the permit fee, there is a 2% state levy.  The total fee owed at the time of application is the permit fee plus the state levy (permit fee times .02).  A permit fee calculator is available at https://henrico.us/bldg/fees/fee-calculator-residential/.

New one- and two- family dwellings (flat fee): $100 + 2.00 (2% state levy) = $102.00

Contact Us

Brenda Moore
804-501-5747
Brenda.Moore@henrico.us


Building Inspections

Physical Address
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-4360
Automated Permit System
(804) 501-7770

Fax
(804) 501-4984

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

 
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