North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 74F Locksmith Licensing Act

  • § 74F-1   Short title
    This act shall be known as the North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Act. (2001‑369, s. 1.)
  • § 74F-2   Purpose
    Locksmiths have the knowledge and tools to bypass or neutralize security devices in vehicles, homes, and businesses. The laws of this State do not protect...
  • § 74F-3   Licenses required
    No person shall perform or offer to perform locksmith services in this State unless the person has been licensed under the provisions of this Chapter....
  • § 74F-4   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Chapter: (1) Apprentice. A person who has been issued an apprenticeship designation by the Board. (1a) Board. The North...
  • § 74F-5   North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board
    (a) Composition and Terms. The Board shall consist of nine members who shall serve staggered terms. Three members shall represent the public. The initial Board...
  • § 74F-6   Powers of the Board
    The Board shall have the power and duty to: (1) Administer and enforce the provisions of this Chapter. (2) Adopt rules as may be necessary...
  • § 74F-7   Qualifications for license
    An applicant shall be licensed as a locksmith if the applicant meets all of the following qualifications: (1) Is of good moral and ethical character,...
  • § 74F-7.1   Apprentices
    (a) An applicant may receive an apprentice designation if the applicant meets all of the following requirements: (1) Is of good moral and ethical character,...
  • § 74F-8   Licensure based on experience; licensure of nonresident; reciprocity
    (a) The Board may grant, upon application and payment of proper fees, a license to a person who resides in this State and has at...
  • § 74F-9   Fees
    The Board shall establish fees not exceeding the following amounts: (1) Issuance of a license $100.00 (2) Renewal of a license $100.00 (3) Examination $200.00...
  • § 74F-10   Issuance, renewal, replacement, and transfer of licenses
    (a) The Board shall issue a license, upon payment of the license fee, to any applicant who has satisfactorily met the requirements of this Chapter...
  • § 74F-11   Photo identification
    Every person licensed under this Chapter shall be issued a photo identification card by the Board. The card shall display a current photograph of the...
  • § 74F-12   Posting licenses; advertisements
    (a) Every locksmith issued a license under this Chapter shall display the license prominently in the locksmith's place of business. (b) Every person advertising locksmith...
  • § 74F-13   Responsibilities of employers
    Every licensee under this Chapter shall provide to the Board the names of each person employed by the licensee who either performs locksmith services or...
  • § 74F-14   Customer identification
    When opening a locked door to any vehicle or residential or commercial property, a licensee shall make a reasonable effort to verify that the customer...
  • § 74F-15   Disciplinary procedures
    The Board may deny or refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke a license or apprenticeship designation if the licensee, apprentice, or applicant: (1) Gives false...
  • § 74F-16   Exemptions
    The provisions of this Chapter do not apply to: (1) An employee of a licensed locksmith when acting under the control and supervision of the...
  • § 74F-17   Injunctions
    The Board may apply to the superior court for an order enjoining violations of this Chapter. Upon a showing by the Board that any person...
  • § 74F-18   Criminal history record checks of applicants for licensure or apprentice designation
    (a) Definitions. The following definitions shall apply in this section: (1) Applicant. A person applying for licensure as a locksmith pursuant to G.S. 74F‑7 or...