Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

 

Criminal Background Checks - Licensing of Locksmith Businesses

 

The Owner or Designee is required to submit to a full state and federal Criminal History Record Check through the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository. There is a separate fee of $57.25.

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;

OR

  • Knowingly employs or knowingly continues to employ an individual who, under the laws of the United States or of any state, is convicted of:
      1. a felony that is directly related to the fitness and qualification of the employee to be involved in providing locksmith services; or
      2. a misdemeanor that is directly related to the fitness and qualification of the employee to be involved in providing locksmith services