Q. How much room does a vertical platform lift take? A. This can vary with platform size changes and the use of ramps or pits. A standard wheelchair lift will take up 4.5′ x 5′. Q. Do I need a permit for a vertical wheelchair lift? A. A permit is not required for residential installations. CALIFORNIA: All non-residential installations require a permit by the State of California and installation by a state-permitted installation company and technician. NEVADA: All non-residential installations require a one-time inspection after installation. ARIZONA: All non-residential installations require a one-time inspection after installation. Q. Is there a limit to the height a lift can travel? A. Yes, California law limits you to 12 feet. Nevada and Arizona allow you to travel to 14 feet. Q. What is the capacity of a vertical platform lift? A. Up to 750 pounds. Q. What styles of lifts are there? A. The two options are vertical and inclines lifts. Your site location will determine what type of lift is best for you. We will help make that determination with you.