State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public December 24 & December 25, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, December 24.

DLLR's 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

Should the Department propose to deny a license or deny employment, the affected applicant or employee is afforded an opportunity for an administrative hearing before that denial is final. Further appeal can be taken to the Circuit Court.