The expiration date of an elevator permit is based on the date the elevator was accepted by a State Qualified Elevator Inspector. This acceptance could be the result of the device’s original installation or the device’s latest alteration. Remember, an Installation permit is required for new installs and an Alteration permit is required for any changes to the device after the original install. The month and day of the expiration date will only change upon acceptance of a State Employed Qualified Elevator Inspector. The year will change for each year that the Operating Permit is renewed.