Skip to Primary Content

Miami-Dade County continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19). Get the latest updates

Locksmith License

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.

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.


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.


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.

Phone Number(s)

  • Consumer Protection - Licensing Section
  • TTY

Mail / Email

Locations and Hours

  • Consumer Protection

    601 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136
    18th Floor
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    ***Initial and renewal applicants must be signed in by 3:30 p.m.
Regulatory and Economic Resources
Jack Osterholt, Deputy Mayor

Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128

Contact Us

You are now leaving the official website of Miami-Dade County government. Please be aware that when you exit this site, you are no longer protected by our privacy or security policies. Miami-Dade County is not responsible for the content provided on linked sites. The provision of links to these external sites does not constitute an endorsement.

Please click 'OK' to be sent to the new site, or Click 'Cancel' to go back.