Construction Elevator Installation (Hoist) Permit

What is the purpose of this permit?
To allow contractors to use a temporary construction elevator on a construction job site for the purpose of construction or demolition. The elevator is limited in use to provide transportation for construction personnel, tools, and materials only.
Who issues this permit?
Department of Labor and Industries
What activities require this permit?
Installation of a temporary elevator used for construction or demolition on job sites.
How much will this permit cost?
Fees are available on the L&I web site
Where can I get the application for this permit?
The application is called 'Construction Elevator Installation Application and Inspection Data Report' is online and can be accessed at
Do I need to include anything with my application?
Is the decision on my permit dependent on anything besides the information in my application?
How long will it take to review my application?
Allow two-weeks for a response. Accuracy and completeness speeds up the processing time.
Where do I submit my application?
Applications may be submitted by mail or in-person at an L&I office.
How long is my permit valid?
Permit is valid for one year from the approval date.
Notes / Comments:
Help Desk Phone:
  • General Information: 360-902-6130
  • Technical Specialist: 360-918-4246 or 509-770-0749
  • Administrative Assistance 360-902-6130
  • Account Information: 360-902-6130
Legal Authority:
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here:

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 2
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 47

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 11
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 60

(Summary results based on 64 submittals in 2023)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Helpdesk phone: See notes/comments for contacts
Subject matter expert phone: See notes/comments for link to contacts.
Subject matter expert email:
Department of Labor and Industries
7273 Linderson Way SW
PO Box 44000, Olympia WA 98504-4000
Tumwater, WA 98501-5414
Telephone: (360) 902-5800
* Permit information last updated 11/29/2022