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City of Rochester

Elevator Examining Board

Planning 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:

  • Aughorize 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 Commmissioner 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 Mambership Requirements and Length of Term

This nine (9) member Board consists of:

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

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 apposition on the board, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (585) 428-6104. 

Current Board Members

Glenn Goodlein, Chair     Elevator Company
Dean LaDelfa, Vice Chair     Elevator Company
David Cooper         Insurance Company
Michael Donatelli Building Owner
Mike Ferris Elevator Company
Brian Hoose Elevator Company
Alan Rothfuss, Jr. Union Representative
Mark Schwartz Building Owner
Randal Sickler Architect


Meeting Schedule*, Exam Dates, Application Deadlines

January - No Meeting      January 30, 2014         December 13, 2013
March 20, 2014    
June 19, 2014 July 24, 2014 June 13, 2014
September 18, 2014        
December 18, 2014 January 29, 2015 December 12, 2014

*Meeting are not open to the public.  However, if you wish to appear before the Board please contact the Licensed Trades Office at (585) 428-9339.

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