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Other and/or Additional Fees

Effective April 1, 2014

PLAN Checking Fee: The plan checking fee is $32.00.

When do I need a permit?
(1) You must obtain a permit from the department before you begin constructing, altering or relocating any conveyance. To obtain your permit, you need to complete the permit application and pay the appropriate fee. Once your application is approved, a permit will be issued and you may begin work on your project.
(2) Construction and alteration permits are valid for one year from the date of issue. However, permits may be renewed if you:
(a) Apply for a renewal permit before your current permit expires;
(b) The department approves your request for a renewal permit; and
(c) You pay a $51.60 renewal fee to the department for each permit you renew;
(3) If your permit has expired you must reapply for a new permit.
(4) You are not required to obtain permits and pay fees for repairs and replacement associated with normal functions and necessary maintenance done with parts of equivalent materials, strength and design; or for any conveyance exempted by RCW 70.87.200.

“Installation and alteration plan approval”: The non-refundable fees for reviewing your plans are: $32.00. If more than two sets of plans are submitted, the fee for each additional set is $12.60.

“Reinspection”: If a conveyance does not pass an initial inspection and an additional inspection is required; the fee for each Reinspection of a conveyance is $129.00 per conveyance plus $62.60 per hour for each hour in addition to the first hour. The department may waive Reinspection fees.

“Technical Services”: You may request elevator field technical services from the department by paying a fee of $77.30 per hour (including travel time) plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors. These field technical services may include code evaluation, code consultation, plan examination, code interpretation, code and clarification technical data relating to the application of the department’s conveyance rules. Field technical services do not include inspections.

“Supplemental Inspections”: Any person, firm, corporation or governmental agency can request a supplemental inspection from the department by paying a fee of $77.30 per hour (including travel time) plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors. This fee is for inspections occurring during regular working hours. The owner requesting this inspection will be required to make any corrections noted on the inspector’s report.

Inspection fees for “jumping personnel and material hoists”: $129.00 plus $64.30 per hour for each hour in addition to 2 hours. This fee is for inspections occurring during regular working hours.

“Variance Fees”: are as follows: Variance requiring on-site visit: $193.60 per conveyance plus $64.30 per hour for each hour in addition to 2 hours. This fee is for inspections occurring during regular working hours. Variance not requiring on site visit: $64.30 per conveyance.

“Red Tag”: inspection: The fee for performing an annual inspection to conveyances that are in “red tag” status is $32.00.

“Decommission Inspection”: The fee for performing a decommission inspection is $64.30. Once the decommission inspection has been performed and approved, the conveyance will no longer require annual inspections until such time that the conveyance is brought back into service. Prior to operating the conveyance, all testing required by code must be current and an annual operating permit must be obtained.

“Voluntary Inspections by Request”: The owner or potential purchaser of a building may request a voluntary inspection of a conveyance. The fee for this is will be $129.00 per conveyance and $64.30 per hour for each hour in addition to 2 hours plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors. The owner/potential purchaser requesting this inspection will not be subject to any penalties based on the inspector’s findings.

“Initial Installation”: fees are refundable minus a processing fee of $38.50 unless the permit has expired. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and must identify the specific permits for which the refunds are requested.

“Inspection fees outside of normal working hours, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.”: is a minimum of $96.50 and $96.50 per hour for each hour in addition to the first hour plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance. This fee is in addition to other fees required for the project.

“Temporary Operating Permit”: the fee for the inspecting and testing of regular elevators used as temporary elevators is $103.10.

The “processing fee”: for each refund is $38.50

Duplication of a damaged, “lost or stolen operating permit”: is $12.60

"Temporary Elevators used to provide transportation for construction personnel, tools, and materials only" fees are $103.10, in addition to any other fees required. This fee purchases a 30-day temporary use permit that may be renewed at the department's discretion.

What is the permit fee for personnel and material hoists? (WAC 296-96-01025)
The fee for each personnel hoist or material hoist installation is $258.30
Annual Operating permit fee is $129.00
Both are purchased at time of application submittal.
Note: An operating permit is also required for these types of conveyances.

*Make check payable to Labor & Industries and mail to:

Department of Labor & Industries
Elevator Section
PO Box 44480
Olympia, Washington 98504-4480

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