NEW Maryland Locksmith License Law

NEW Maryland Locksmith License Law

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Since: Nov 09

Brandywine, MD

#1 Jul 29, 2013
This was taken from the MD Labor, Licensing and Regulations (DLLR) page for the new Maryland Locksmith License Law. At the bottom is a list of licenses locksmith's in Maryland as of June 2013. As always view the list and make changes to your notification list.

Title 12.5 of the Business Regulation Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, also known as the "Maryland Locksmiths Act" sets forth the requirements for the licensing and regulation of businesses or commercial entities that "provide locksmith services" in Maryland. The term is defined in Section 1-101 of the Act as follows:
(h) "Provide locksmith services" means to engage professionally and for compensation in:
(1) repairing, rebuilding, rekeying, repinning, recombinating, adjusting, or installing mechanical, electrical, or electromechanical locking devices, safes, vaults, or safe deposit boxes; or
(2) operating a mechanical, electrical, or electromechanical locking device or opening safes, vaults, or safe deposit boxes by a means other than that intended by the manufacturer of such locking devices.

Locksmith businesses that must obtain a license to operate include corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and sole proprietors. Employees who do hands-on work as defined above do not need a license to be hired or to continue working. However, employees are required to undergo a criminal background check, the results of which may have an effect on employability.

List of Licensed Locksmiths as of June 2013

Steve Zirkle
Steve's Locksmith
Cheltenham, Md.

ALOA # 34601
VA DCJS # 11-5801
Steves Locksmith

Brandywine, MD

#2 Sep 25, 2013
This post is to educate the public of the new Maryland Locksmith Licenses Law. As of January 2013 the state now required ALL LOCKSMITHS doing business in the state to be licensed through the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulations (DLLR). Along with this licensing all locksmiths are required to be finger printed and have a back ground check before the application for licenses are issued. The following site is the DLLR site that you can check if the locksmith you are using have used or want to use is listed. The site is updated every several days. According to several sites on the Internet there are as many as 50 locksmiths listed in Cheltenham. They are using false address's and phone numbers that roll over to a call center in another state.

ALWAYS ask for a state licenses number. Their exact location. Even is they are mobile they should not mind giving you their address. The address should be something besides the gas station on 301, the US Post Office Building or an empty lot on Sarrats Rd.

Steve Zirkle
Steve's Locksmith
Cheltenham, Md.

VA DCJS #11-5801
ALOA # 34601
Jesus Ramirez

Walla Walla, WA

#8 Aug 5, 2014
It is good to see more and more locksmith companies popping up these days. I think that competition can keep the service top rated and the prices lower. It will be interesting to see how things pan out in the next few years.
Shelly Slader

Walla Walla, WA

#9 Aug 7, 2014
I think that's a great idea to require locksmiths to get licenses. It's been a huge blessing to me to have locksmiths available in my times of need. I tend to lock myself out of my car quite often. If it weren't for all the locksmiths that have helped me, I would be in a real pickle.
Jim Stout

Walla Walla, WA

#11 Oct 8, 2014
It is interesting to see these kinds of changes happening right now. I think it will help the overall system to run more efficiently. It would be really cool to be a locksmith.

Walla Walla, WA

#12 Oct 14, 2014
I really wish I knew how to use a lock pick for my doors. I am always losing my keys to my house and car. Locksmiths must love coming to my area because of me.

“Locksmith Owner”

Since: Dec 14

Location hidden

#15 Dec 7, 2014
Wow Maryland is just now choosing for their locksmiths to be licensed. Crazy to think that in alot of states including mine (Idaho) most locksmith services don't have to be licensed or certified. It is not really that big of deal in smaller towns like Boise, but in others I can see this to be a big issue. Congradulations you guys. Way to stay ahead of the game!

Check out our local locksmiths in Boise, Idaho at .

United States

#21 Feb 6, 2016
there is a great background check service. undcheck

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