Elevator and Tramway Safety Program

Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR), an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our homepage and we look forward to assisting you. OPOR’s Gardiner office is open to the public from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. While you are welcome to visit our offices, for faster service, we encourage you to take advantage of our many online services.

To ensure that someone is available to assist you, we recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance. Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. After making an appointment, click on this link for directions.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Our Renewal Process is changing!

Effective November 1, 2023, the online renewal system will require that all documentation required for certificate renewal be submitted at the time of the renewal.  This means that elevator owners or their assignees, will be responsible for submitting the following documents online when renewing an elevator certificate.

  1. Current Annual Periodic Inspection Report.
  2. Signoff from the maintenance company showing that all deficiencies have been repaired.
  3. The renewal Application.
  4. Required renewal fees.

The online renewal system will not allow you to renew your unit if any of these required documents are missing.

Additionally, we will no longer allow elevator maintenance companies to submit documentation for elevator certificate renewals.

We encourage you to reach out to your elevator inspector and elevator maintenance company in advance of the renewal to ensure that you have all the documents necessary to complete the renewal process.

The State of Maine website to renew your unit’s certificate is https://licensing.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/licensing/begin.pl?board_number=4530  

Updated Guidance and Retiring of Covid-19 Prevention Checklists, May 26, 2021 (PDF)

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)

Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx?board=4530. This database is updated in real time as changes occur. The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.

Future correspondence from the Elevator and Tramway Safety Program will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.


If you have recently purchased a building with a State of Maine licensed elevator located on the premises responsibility for operation, maintenance, inspection and annual certification of the elevator rests with you. To ensure compliance with Maine laws please be sure to review your legal obligations:

What's New

Individual Elevator/Tramway licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. Unit certificate renewal reminders and renewed certificates are emailed to the elevator owner.  The email sender is displayed as "noreply@maine.gov" and the subject as "YOUR OFFICIAL (license type) LICENSE IS ATTACHED". Paper licenses will NOT be mailed to individual licensees with an email address on file with the Program.
You have the opportunity to update your contact information when you renew your license online or you may update your email address and other contact information anytime here.


Licensed Elevator Inspectors contact list (PDF). Or click on the "Licensee Search" link to the right to search for a license/permit.


Notice of Agency proposed rulemaking - Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Chapter 10 - Establishment of License Fees (PDF)

Statutory Changes, or Proposals

10 Day Notification

Laws and Rules

Elevator & Tramway Safety Program Laws & Rules (PDF)

Owner Information & Forms

Annual Elevator Certificate Application Form (PDF)

Annual Tramway Certificate Application Form (PDF)

New Elevator Owner Application (PDF)

Critical Information for Owners of Elevators in Maine Brochure (PDF)

Elevator Plan Transmittal Form (PDF)

Tramway Plan Transmittal Form (PDF)

Unlicensed Persons In Elevator Hoistways (PDF)