Prologue: The only current states requiring Locksmith Licensing according to the Associated Locksmiths of America are: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The other states would either require a business license without prior current legislation in the area, or otherwise legislation maybe held in a specified time.
In the State of Colorado, here are what you can do to pursue a locksmith business:
- Review the Starting A Business Checklist
- For a locksmith business, it is recommended to contact Colorado Department of Revenue regarding sales tax requirements as those products and services involving keys and locks are subject to sales tax. Visit this link for information on filing requirements (please allow pop-up on your browser to view the form).
Colorado Locksmith Associations
If you need further locksmith training in your area, contact the following association/s:
Central & Southern Colorado Locksmith Association
P.O. Box 392
Colorado Springs, CO 80901