If you’re interested in the details of how to actually follow through, you should look at our article “How to Become a Locksmith in Maryland“
Definition Per State Law
Engage professionally and for compensation in:
A) repairing, rebuilding, rekeying, repinning, recombinating, adjusting, or installing mechanical, electrical, or electromechanical locking devices, safes, vaults, or safe deposit boxes; or
B) operating a mechanical, electrical, or electromechanical locking device or opening safes, vaults, or safe deposit boxes by a means other than that intended by the manufacturer of such locking devices.
- State and national background check required
- General liability insurance of $300,000 required
- License is valid for 2 years
Use of Lockpicks and Similar Tools
Legal to own unless the intended use was to gain illegal entry or for theft; or used on a lock for which you didn’t obtain permission. You could also be charged with possessing burglary tools if you are in possession of lockpicks while committing a crime. Want to if if lockpicks are legal? We have a post for that.
Note: We are not lawyers. Make sure you verify this with your lawyer.