Miami-Dade County defines a locksmith as any person who installs, repairs, rebuilds, rekeys, repins, recodes, services, adjusts, opens or modifies locks, mechanical and electronic security locking devices and peripherals, safes, vaults, safe deposit boxes, and closed circuit television systems.
Every locksmith business operating within Miami-Dade County must secure a registration. Each locksmith business must have at least one licensed locksmith in its employ. Persons who perform electrical work as part of their locksmith services may also require a County or State contractor license.
Anyone seeking a locksmith license must submit fingerprints and have a criminal background check conducted. Certain criminal backgrounds of the business owner result in ineligibility for registration.
Each individual who provides locksmith service must secure a license. Additionally, first-time applicants must have held an apprentice locksmith permit for at least one year or provide documentary proof of being actively engaged as a locksmith or a locksmith supervisor for one year out of the 10 years preceding the application for a locksmith license.
Consumer Protection - Licensing Section
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Consumer Protection Division
601 NW 1st Ct.
Miami FL 33136