A person, partnership, company, or organization looking for a license to operate a locksmith service must clearly define the person who will be in charge of the business on an ongoing basis. (An owner, partner, or company can also serve as the boss, and may hire another person to fill that role.) In many states, the locksmith license is issued by the State Board of Cosmetology Licensees, but many others do not. Each state has its own requirements and regulations regarding who can obtain and maintain a license. The rules and regulations are different depending on the state, so it’s important to check with your state licensing board before starting your business.
While each state has a separate licensing and registration system, most states require that the locksmith company you select has a business license. This means you have the responsibility of proving to your state board that you meet all requirements and that you are a legitimate company that can provide the service you promise. Some states do not even require that the locksmith company is registered with their agency, but many require that they have a valid business license.
Check with your local business bureau to see if there is a licensing program for locksmiths, and if so, which ones are available. There is also a federal government program, the National Locksmith Association, that licenses and regulates many locksmiths. Check online for the National Locksmith Association. The National Locksmith Association provides information and resources about locksmith services in your area. You can usually find a list of local companies online.
A locksmith company should have its own website, a telephone number, a secure website, and at least one customer service number. If the locksmith company cannot offer you these things, ask whether there is a third-party provider that offers these things for free.
Customer Service: Many people don’t realize this, but locksmith companies that have a telephone number or a website are better off than those who do not. When you call the locksmith company, they can answer questions more easily and in a timely manner. They can explain any new services that come along. When you visit their office, they can answer all of your questions and can explain how they are going to fix your problem. By answering questions, they make themselves seem more reliable, trustworthy.
The company should be able to prove that they have their business license in good standing with the State Board of Cosmetology Licensees. This shows that they are reputable, reliable and that they are willing to adhere to the necessary licensing procedures. They should have their business license on their website.