Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 7. Elevators and Other Conveyances


50-60-709. Permits. (1) (a) An elevator contractor may not erect, construct, install, or alter an elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator, or other equipment subject to the provisions of this part unless the elevator contractor has obtained a permit from the department and paid the requisite permit fees.

(b) Only a licensed elevator contractor may perform the work described in subsection (1)(a).

(2) Each permit application must be accompanied by copies of specifications and accurately scaled and fully dimensioned plans that:

(a) show the location of the installation in relation to the plans and elevation of the building;

(b) show the location of the machinery room and the equipment to be installed, relocated, or altered;

(c) show all structural supporting members, including foundations;

(d) specify all materials to be employed and all loads to be supported or conveyed; and

(e) are sufficiently complete to illustrate all details of construction and design.

(3) The department may by rule establish criteria for revoking a permit, including but not limited to materially false statements or misrepresentations made in conjunction with a permit application, an elevator contractor's failure to perform in accordance with the specifications or plans submitted with the application or with conditions of the permit, or the elevator contractor's failure to comply with a department stop-work order.

(4) A permit issued under this section expires:

(a) 6 months from the date of its issuance unless the permit specifies a shorter expiration period; or

(b) if an elevator contractor suspends or abandons work covered by a permit for 60 days unless the permit specifies a shorter expiration period for suspension or abandonment.

History: En. Sec. 18, Ch. 303, L. 2005.