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

License Requirement


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.

Background Check

  • 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.