Associated Locksmiths of America

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The mission of ALOA, as dedicated members of the locksmith/security industry, is to ensure professional excellence and ethics; create a public demand for professional locksmith services; represent and speak for the locksmith/security industry; and expand the exchange of trade information and knowledge with other related organizations to preserve and enhance the industry.

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ALOA understands that your time is a valuable resource. Most locksmiths do not have the time to do research on important legislative matters that might impact the industry. That's where ALOA comes in. Our legislative network gets the job done for you, so you can do what you do best.

Ready to become a member? Click here for information about joining , as well as an online member application.

For Additional Questions Regarding Legislation Contact legislative@aloa.org




HOW TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST LOCKSMITH SCAMMERS

Below are links to various news outlets, consumer protection agencies and state Attorney General offices addressing the issue of locksmith scams. The story is familiar in many states: an out-of-state company hires a number of unscrupulous individuals in the area to sub-contract its work using assumed business names, fake addresses and phone numbers. Many times consumers have been over-sold, under serviced, or just plain lied to!

The Illinois Attorney General filed criminal charges against a New York locksmith operation for setting up phony storefronts with unlicensed individuals practicing locksmithing that lead consumers to believe they were dealing with local companies. The action was successful, and the company was ordered to pay thousands in restitution, to cease operations and to no longer do business in the state under a new name or any of the 25 different names the company had been using in local telephone directories!

Associated Locksmiths of America, Inc. (ALOA) encourages locksmiths who are facing this same situation to go to their state's Attorney General who can take the appropriate legal action against these fraudulent companies. ALOA recently sent a letter to all Attorneys General urging them to pursue this matter in their state. To contact your state's Attorney General, go to Click Here.

ALOA is also empowering you to take immediate action when these fraudulent operations show up in your city.

For further assistance, contact Mary May at mary@aloa.org


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State Licensing Laws

Alabama

California

Connecticut

Illinois

Louisiana

Maryland

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

North Carolina

Oklahoma

Oregon

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

The following cities and counties require licensing:

Nassau County in Long Island

New York City

Hillsborough County, FL

LOCKSMITH LICENSES BY STATE

Alabama

Electronic Security Board of Licensure
Phone: 334-264-9388
URL: (link)

California

Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
Phone: 800-952-5210
Company URL: (link)
Individual URL: (link)

Connecticut

Department of Consumer Protection
Phone: 800-842-2649
URL: (link)

Illinois

Division of Professional Regulation
Phone: 217-785-0800
URL: (link)

Louisiana

State Fire Marshal's Office
Phone: 800-256-5452
Company URL: (link)
Individual Call: 225-925-7047 - ASK FOR Linda Luneau

Maryland

URL: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/cgi-bin/ElectronicLicensing/OP_search/OP_search.cgi?calling_app=LOCKSMITH::LOCKSMITH_qselect

Nebraska

County Clerk's Office
Phone: N/A

New Jersey

Division of Consumer Affairs
Phone: 973-504-6200
URL: (link)

New York City

Department of Consumer Affairs
Phone: 212-639-9675
URL: (link)

Nevada

County Sheriff's Office
Phone: N/A
URL: Contact County Sheriff's office

North Carolina

Locksmith Licensing Board
Phone: 919-838-8782
URL: (link)

Oklahoma

State Department of Labor
Phone: 405-271-5779
URL: (link)

Oregon

Department of Commerce and Insurance
Phone: 503-378-4621
URL: (link)

Tennessee

Department of Commerce and Insurance
Phone: 615-532-3369
URL: (link)

Texas

Department of Public Safety Private Security Board
Phone: 512-424-2000
Company URL: (link)

Virginia

Department of Criminal Justice Services
Phone: 804-786-4000
Company URL: (link)


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