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ALOA understands that your time is a valuable resource. Most locksmiths do not have the time to do research on important legislative matters that might impact the industry. That's where ALOA comes in. Our legislative network gets the job done for you, so you can do what you do best.

For Additional Questions Regarding Legislation Contact legislative@aloa.org

HOW TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST LOCKSMITH SCAMMERS

Below are links to various news outlets, consumer protection agencies and state Attorney General offices addressing the issue of locksmith scams. The story is familiar in many states: an out-of-state company hires a number of unscrupulous individuals in the area to sub-contract its work using assumed business names, fake addresses and phone numbers. Many times consumers have been over-sold, under serviced, or just plain lied to!

The Illinois Attorney General filed criminal charges against a New York locksmith operation for setting up phony storefronts with unlicensed individuals practicing locksmithing that lead consumers to believe they were dealing with local companies. The action was successful, and the company was ordered to pay thousands in restitution, to cease operations and to no longer do business in the state under a new name or any of the 25 different names the company had been using in local telephone directories!

Associated Locksmiths of America, Inc. (ALOA) encourages locksmiths who are facing this same situation to go to their state's Attorney General who can take the appropriate legal action against these fraudulent companies. ALOA recently sent a letter to all Attorneys General urging them to pursue this matter in their state. To contact your state's Attorney General, go to Click Here.

ALOA is also empowering you to take immediate action when these fraudulent operations show up in your city.

For further assistance, contact Mary May at mary@aloa.org

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State Licensing Laws

Alabama

Alabama Legislature Locksmith Licensing Law Locksmith Licensing Summary Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure

California

California Legislature Locksmith Licensing Law Locksmith Licensing Summary Vehicle Key Code Access Law California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

Connecticut

Locksmith Licensing Information Connecticut Legislature

Illinois

Illinois Legislature Locksmith Licensing Application Locksmith Licensing Law Illinois Division of Professional Regulation

Louisiana

Louisiana Legislature Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshall

Maryland

Maryland Locksmith Licensing Law - Full Text Maryland Locksmith Licensing Law - Summary Directions & Contact info for applying for a Maryland Locksmith License

Nebraska

Nebraska Legislature Courthouses Locksmith Registration

Nevada

Nevada Legislature Locksmith Registration

New Jersey

New Jersey Legislature Locksmith Licensing Summary Locksmith Licensing Application New Jersey Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors

North Carolina

North Carolina Legislature Locksmith Licensing Summary Locksmith Licensing Law Locksmith Licensing Application North Carolina Licensing Board

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Legislature Locksmith Licensing Law Locksmith Licensing Summary

Oregon

Oregon Legislature

Tennessee

Tennessee Legislature Locksmith Licensing Law Locksmith Licensing Summary Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Texas

Texas Legislature Locksmith Licensing Summary Locksmith Licensing Application Texas Department of Public Safety

Virginia

Virginia Legislature Locksmith Licensing Law (HB 462) Licensing and Registration Procedures for Locksmiths and Locksmith Companies FAQs Regarding Locksmith Regulation Locksmith Experience Verification for Entry Level Training Waiver Compliance Agent Training Memo for Locksmiths Initial Compliance Agent Training & Certification Online Compliance Agent Training

The following cities and counties require licensing:

Nassau County in Long Island

New York City

New York Assembly New York Senate

Hillsborough County, FL

Hillsborough County, FL Legislation

Miami-Dade, FL

Miami-Dade County, FL Legislation Back to Top ^

LOCKSMITH LICENSES BY STATE

Alabama

Electronic Security Board of Licensure
Phone: 334-264-9388
URL: (link)

California

Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
Phone: 800-952-5210
Company URL: (link)
Individual URL: (link)

Connecticut

Department of Consumer Protection
Phone: 800-842-2649
URL: (link)

Florida

Hillsborough Licensing Information

Illinois

Division of Professional Regulation
Phone: 217-785-0800
URL: (link)

Louisiana

Louisiana State Fire Marshal
Phone: (225) 925-3814
Fax:  (225) 925-3699
Email: Tammie.burns@la.gov
Website: http://www.lasfm.org

Maryland

URL: (link)

Nebraska

County Clerk's Office
Phone: N/A

New Jersey

Division of Consumer Affairs
Phone: 973-504-6200
URL: (link)

New York City

Department of Consumer Affairs
Phone: 212-639-9675
URL: (link)

Nevada

County Sheriff's Office
Phone: N/A
URL: Contact County Sheriff's office

North Carolina

Locksmith Licensing Board
Phone: 919-838-8782
URL: (link)

Oklahoma

State Department of Labor
Phone: (405) 521-2150 or labor.info@labor.ok.gov
URL: (link)

Oregon

Department of Commerce and Insurance
Phone: 503-378-4621
URL: (link)

Tennessee

Department of Commerce and Insurance
Phone: 615-532-3369
URL: (link)

Texas

Department of Public Safety Private Security Board
Phone: 512-424-2000
Company URL: (link)

Virginia

Department of Criminal Justice Services
Phone: 804-786-4000
Company URL: (link)

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Consumer Information

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Avoiding Scammers and Frauds

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