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    Subdivision 1. Permits. No person, firm, or corporation may construct, install, alter,
or remove an elevator without first filing an application for a permit with the Department
of Administration or a municipality authorized by subdivision 3 to inspect elevators. Upon
successfully completing inspection and the payment of the appropriate fee, the owner must be
granted an operating permit for the elevator.
    Subd. 2. Contractor licenses. The commissioner may establish criteria for the qualifications
of elevator contractors and issue licenses based upon proof of the applicant's qualifications.
    Subd. 3. Permissive municipal regulation. A municipality may conduct a system of elevator
inspection in conformity with this chapter, State Building Code requirements, and adopted rules
that includes the inspection of elevator installation, repair, alteration, and removal, construction,
and the routine and periodic inspection and testing of existing elevators. The municipality shall
employ inspectors meeting the minimum requirements established by Minnesota Rules to perform
the inspections and to witness the tests. A municipality may establish and retain its own fees for
inspection of elevators and related devices in its jurisdiction. A municipality may not adopt
standards that do not conform to the uniform standards prescribed by the department.
If the commissioner determines that a municipality is not properly administering and
enforcing the law, rules, and codes, the commissioner shall have the inspection, administration,
and enforcement undertaken by a qualified inspector employed by the department.
    Subd. 4. Deposit of fees. Fees received under this section must be deposited in the state
treasury and credited to the special revenue fund.
History: 1989 c 303 s 8; 1995 c 166 s 12,13,17; 1997 c 206 s 9

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