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Elevator Inspection Section

All new elevator units installed to provide public transportation are inspected by the elevator inspectors. A permit is required to install elevators in the City of Milwaukee. Work can start after the permit is issued.

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What We Inspect

We inspect the following units; passenger elevators, freight elevators, escalators, handicap lifts, dumb waiters and moving walks. In addition to new installations, we inspect all units once a year for proper operation.
 
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Why We Inspect

We check all safety devices on all units. On hydraulic units, we check to see if oil leaks from the pistons into the pit, if the oil return system is in proper operating condition, and, if there is a clean pit. In the pit area of an electric traction elevator, we check for proper pit of counter weight. On the top of an electric traction car, we check the hoist cables and governor rope for proper wires and discoloring of cables. While on top of the car, we check the door locks and check to make sure the landing door will close automatically as required by code at time of installation. This would also apply to hydraulic elevators.
     
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Permit & Contractor

All Elevator work in the City of Milwaukee must be done with a permit obtained from DCD's Development Center. The person applying for the permit must be a Milwaukee Licensed and Insured Electrical Contractor. 
 
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Inspection Checklist & Card System

The Elevator Inspection Checklist is used at time of the installation of a new elevator.

The Elevator Division uses a card system for all units installed. These cards are filled out completely when a permit is obtained for new installation of any type of unit. The cards are upgraded every year when the annual inspection is made.


Last update 1/9/09  

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Contact Us

Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway
10th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

414-286-2532

Elevator Section Staff List

Richard Paur 286-2512 Trades Supervisor
Rob Radmer 286-2522 Electrical Supervisor
Colette Adolfson 286-2842 Clerical
Judy Becker 286-2532 Clerical
     
Stephenie Ruffin 286-8216 Lead Elevator Inspector
Thomas Garza 286-2588 Elevator Inspector
Eric Upchurch 286-8286 Elevator Inspector

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