Government of New Brunswick


An elevating device operating permit authorizes the owner to operate an elevating device.


Owners of elevating devices are required to maintain a valid operating permit.

After an elevating device is installed an inspection is completed, and if the device is found to be functioning properly an operating permit is issued. Operating permits must be displayed in a conspicuous place in or on the elevating device.

Operating permits must be renewed annually.


Operating permits are issued to the owners of buildings in which elevating devices are installed.

The requirement to obtain an operating permit does not apply to wharf ramps, private residence elevators and private residence incline lifts.


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Initial Operating Permit (per hour or any part of an hour)100.002003-09-08
Renewal of Operating Permits 2003-09-08
  Elevator servicing more than ten floors400.002003-09-08
  Elevator servicing ten floors or less 300.002003-09-08
  Dumbwaiter 210.002003-09-08
  Escalator 400.002003-09-08
  Manlift 300.002003-09-08
  Freight platform lift 300.002003-09-08
  Chair or gondola lift 900.002003-09-08
  T-Bar, J-Bar or Platter Pull 400.002003-09-08
  Rope tow300.002003-09-08
  Construction hoist (per hour, or any part of an hour)100.002003-09-08
  Lift for persons with physical disabilities165.002003-09-08
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