Apply for an Original License - Locksmiths
- Apply for an Original License (Word)
- Fingerprint Application (Not to be filed with your original license application, but taken to your fingerprinting location)
Supporting documents for an original license application:
- Certificate of Liability Insurance
Please present the following form to your insurance carrier: Notice to Insurance Carriers Issuing
Insurance to Persons Seeking Coverage for a Licensed Locksmith Business Certificate Holder (Word)
- Passport size photo of the applicant
- Report of Employee (Word)
- Copy of your fingerprinting receipt
Complete the application and send all supporting documentation to:
Maryland Locksmith Licensing Program
500 N. Calvert Street, Room 481
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651
Please see General Information - Locksmith Licensing Process (Word) for instructions on how to complete the forms and obtain your license.
Additional Requirement for Licensure: Criminal Background Check
The owner or designee is required to undergo a full state and federal criminal history record check through the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository. There is a separate fee that will be handled by or paid to the fingerprinting location.
As a condition of employment, all employees who provide locksmith services on behalf of a licensed business must undergo the same background check. Employees who do not provide such services are not bound by this requirement.
The Maryland Locksmiths Act empowers the Department to deny a license to an applicant who under the laws of the United States or of any state, is convicted of a:
- Felony; or
- Misdemeanor that is directly related to the fitness and qualification of the applicant or licensee to be involved in providing locksmith services;
- Knowingly employs or knowingly continues to employ an individual who, under the laws of the United States or of any state, is convicted of:
- a felony that is directly related to the fitness and qualification of the employee to be involved in providing locksmith services; or
- a misdemeanor that is directly related to the fitness and qualification of the employee to be involved in providing locksmith services
License Period: Two-year period from the date of issuance.