13 NCAC 15 .0303             CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

(a)  Before erecting or constructing a new elevator, dumbwaiter, workman's hoist, escalator, moving walk, stairway inclined lift, or vertical wheelchair lift, or before moving such an apparatus from one location to another, or before making alterations to existing equipment, the owner or his authorized agent shall obtain a permit from the Director.  The owner or his authorized agent shall submit an application for a permit accompanied by duplicate plans and drawings showing the proposed construction, type of equipment and mode of operation.  The application to install which consists of the original and three copies shall include the following information:

(1)           name and address of architect, owner, and installer;

(2)           type and design of equipment;

(3)           pertinent information as to the location of the equipment and such specifications as required by the Elevator Safety Code.

(b)  Upon finding that the application is in compliance with the regulations of this Chapter, the Director will issue a permit, subject to final field inspection.

(c)  The permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the job site prior to the start of any work to be done.

(d)  Upon receiving information indicating violation of this Rule, the Director may cause the stoppage of all work on that job until a hearing, pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, N.C. General Statutes, Chapter 150B Article 3 can be held to determine the reason for the violation.

(e)  The operation or use of any new, altered, or relocated equipment subject to the Elevator Safety Code other than by the installer acting under the authority of a construction permit is prohibited until such equipment has passed tests and inspections as required by Rule .0305 of this Section and a certificate to this effect has been issued in accordance with Rule .0306 of this Section.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95‑110.5;

Eff. August 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1992;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.