Locksmith Services Businesses

Locksmith services businesses operating in Hillsborough County must apply for a biennial license prior to conducting business in Hillsborough County. The Locksmith Services Businesses Ordinance applies to those locksmith services businesses that operate in unincorporated Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City.

  1. Locksmith License Application and Renewal Instructions and Forms
  2. Locksmith Employee Fingerprint Requirements

    We require locksmith businesses to submit fingerprints of all employees for a background check.

    Information on employee fingerprint scanning:

  3. Additional Requirements

    Along with biennial licensing and employee background checks, all licensed locksmith services businesses must comply with the following:

    • Service vehicle must be properly identified
    • Locksmith must wear a company employee badge on all service calls
    • A copy of the locksmith license must always be maintained in the service vehicle
    • Business must maintain commercial general liability insurance coverage of at least $500,000 per incident
  4. Related Resources
  5. Ordinance


Complaints can be filed electronically using the link below. For best results, provide evidence and specific details about what occurred, how much was paid to the company, and any other evidence to support your claim.

Report a Complaint


For more information, email Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Regulatory Compliance at RegComp@HCFLGov.net or call 272-7400 ext 36004.

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