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Oregon Law on Locksmith & Locksmithing

HB 3127 was passed by the Legislature in 2009. It required the Construction Contractors Board (CCB) to set up a locksmith certification program by January 2010 and makes working as a locksmith without a proper Oregon certification illegal, effective July 1, 2010.

Important Dates:
March 1, 2010: Individuals may apply to CCB to become certified locksmiths.
July 1, 2010: Individuals offering to work or working as locksmiths must be certified by CCB.
July 1, 2010: Businesses offering to provide or providing locksmith services must:
  • Hold a CCB contractor’s license (residential, commercial or both endorsements); and
  • Have an owner or employee who is a certified locksmith.

More info on their web site: http://www.ccb.state.or.us/CCB/locksmith.shtml

Check for CCB License info: https://ccbed.ccb.state.or.us/ccb_frames/consumer_info/ccb_index.htm

See my (Mark's Locksmith) Oregon Locksmith Certification online (click here).

To find a Real Locksmith in your City and State just goto: www.FindaLocksmith.com

Also, if a person comes out to your Home, Business, or Car to just Unlock it. They NEED to have a CCB License.

Below are exempt from having a CCB license: 
  • Key duplication services at a fixed location
  • Class A or B limited energy technicians working within the scope of their licenses
  • Tow truck operators working for certified tow truck businesses
  • Construction contractors if not advertising locksmith services
  • Manufacturer of manufactured structures
  • Property owner or owner’s employee working on owner’s property
  • Property management company working on managed property
  • Real estate property manager or employee working on managed rentals
  • Landlord or landlord’s agent
  • Manufacturer of locks
  • Representative of lock manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer
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