If you want to become a locksmith in Nevada then Chapter 655 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) is the place to look.
Fortunately we’re going to save you the pain of reading through all that legislature.
Your first step is to get in good with the county sheriff. No, that isn’t a punch line. Per NRS 655.070 all locksmiths must obtain a permit from the sheriff of the county in which your place of business is located. It is the sheriff’s responsibility to review each applicant and determine who qualifies. Qualification for a permit is determined on a county by county basis.
You will need to check with your Clerk of Courts to determine what ordinances are in place. More than likely, since the sheriff is in charge he should be able to inform you if there is an application process or a fee to pay.
Most commonly, the following will be required:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Not convicted of any felony
- Maintain a current and valid driver’s license
- An amount of general liability insurance is typically required
- if you are opening a business (usually $250,000 to $500,000)
Once you have your permit approved it is good for 5 years and then you will have to renew under a similar process.
If you would like to peruse the Nevada legislature any further you can do so right here: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/