Below is a brief overview for those interested in a quick glance at the laws and requirements for becoming a locksmith in Nevada.
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 Nevada“
Definition Per State Law
“Locksmith” means a person whose occupation consists, in whole or in part, of:
1. Making, repairing or adjusting locks; or
2. Operating locks by mechanical means other than those intended by the manufacturers of the locks.
- Personal history form
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 know if lockpicks are legal? We have a post for that.
Note: We are not lawyers. Make sure you verify this with your lawyer.