Elevator Examining Board

Buildings and Zoning
City Hall – Room 121B
Rochester, New York 14614
Telephone (585) 428-9339

About the board

The Elevator Examining Board is established by and shall have the powers and duties as set forth in § 12-42 of the Charter of the City of Rochester. The responsibilities of the Board are as follows:

  • Authorize the issuance of licenses
  • Investigate charges preferred against a license holder
  • Revoke, cancel or suspend a license for just cause
  • File, in the office of the Commissioner in the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, records of every person to whom a license is issued and the date of issue thereof

Elevator Licensing Information

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by City Council.   

Elevator Board Membership Requirements and Length of Term

This seven (7) member Board consists of:

  •  1 commercially oriented architect registered in the State of New York 
  • 2 members of the elevator industry
  • 1 from a liability insurance company
  • 1 from the local elevator construction union 
  • 1 licensed elevator inspector  
  • 1 owner of buildings with elevators 
  • 1 building owner with an elevator in the dwelling

Members shall be Monroe County Residents and shall serve a three (3) year term with no limit to the number of terms.

If you are interested in applying for a position on the board, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (585) 428-6140. 

Current Board Members

Dean LaDelfa, Chair     Elevator Industry
Randal Sickler, Vice Chair    Architect
Mike Ferris Elevator Industry
Mark Schwartz      Building Owner
Representative of local Elevator Union
Vacant Representative from a liability insurance company
Vacant Elevator Inspector

2021 Meeting Schedule*, Exam Dates, Application Deadlines 

The 2021 Meeting Schedule can be accessed here.

*If you wish to appear before the Board, please contact Lisa Teuchert at (585) 428-6982.