As part of the Periodic Review of Rules as directed by the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board is readopting the following rules: 21 NCAC 29 .0204, .0205, .0206, .0401, .0402, .0404, .0502, .0503, .0504, .0601, .0802, .0803, .0804, .0805, .0806.
Please make public comment on these rules to: Barden Culbreth, or in writing to NCLLB, PO Box 10972, Raleigh, NC 27605. A Public Hearing will be held February 13, 2017 at 9:30am at the office of Randolph Cloud and Associates, 1046 Washington Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 for comment on these proposed Rule adoptions and amendments. The public comment period is open until 5:00pm on February 13, 2017. Meetings of the Board are open to the public.

 

The NC Locksmith Licensing Board has approved substantive changes to the following rules:
21 NCAC 29 .0102, .0702, .0703

21 NCAC 29 .0102             Meetings

(a)  Frequency.  The Board shall meet during January and August on the second Mondays of January and August and at other times agreed upon by a majority of the Board.

(b)  Notice.  Notification of the time and place of all meetings shall be published on the North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board website (www.nclocksmithboard.org) not less than 15 days prior to the meeting.

21 NCAC 29 .0702             DUE DATE

Applications for license renewal shall be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date of license expiration.  Licensees who submit their applications for renewal after the due date but before the license expiration date shall pay a late fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) in addition to the license renewal fee specified in Rule .0404 of this Chapter.  Applications shall be deemed submitted on the date of their postmark or upon receipt by staff at the Board’s offices, whichever is earlier.

(a) Applications for license renewal shall be due 30 days prior to the date of license expiration.

(b) Licensees who submit their application for renewal after the due date but before the license expiration date shall pay a late fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00) in addition to the license renewal fee specified in Rule .0404 of this Chapter.

(c) The Board shall deem applications submitted on the date of their postmark or upon receipt of the Board’s office, whichever is earlier.

21 NCAC 29 .0703             REINSTATEMENT OF EXPIRED LICENSE

(a)  A former licensee with an expired license may apply for reinstatement of an expired license only if he or she has completed at least eight contact hours of continuing education within one year preceding the application.

(b) Applicants for reinstatement must shall pay the following fees:

(1)           A Llicense renewal fee as specified set forth in Rule .0404 of these Rules of this Chapter;

(2)           A Llate fee as specified set forth in Rule .0702 of these Rules of this Section; and

(3)           A reinstatement fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00). two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).


 

The NC Locksmith Licensing Board has approved amendments to the following rules:
21 NCAC 29 .0201

21 NCAC 29 .0201             EXAMINATION FEE

The examination fee shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00) and shall accompany the examination registration form.  If the applicant elects to take the exam at a commercial testing center that charges a fee, then the applicant retains responsibility for paying the additional fee assessed by the testing center.

(a)  The Board shall charge the examination fee as follows:

  • First time test takers – two hundred dollars ($200)
  • Second time test takers for applicants who fail to pass pursuant to 21 NCAC 29 .0203. – ($50)
  • Third and subsequent test takers – ($200)

(b) The applicant may take the examination at a commercial testing center that charges a fee; however, the examination fee required in this Rule shall not be affected and the Board shall not be responsible for any additional fee assessed by the testing center.

 

 

 

Consumers and Locksmiths Beware!

Fraudulent Locksmiths are active throughout North Carolina.

Statewide media outlets have shed light onto unlicensed locksmith work recently. Follow any of these links to see stories and videos of investigative reporting about this illegal activity.

WRAL Reports by Cullen Browder

WECT Report by Kristy Ondo

WBTV Report by Jamie Boll

Scam operations are also operating in the state selling alarm systems:

Report from Tennessee regarding APX Alarm


File an Official Complaint with:
the Attorney General’s Office

File a Complaint with:
– NC Locksmith Board