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Locksmith exemptions

Oregon law (701.490) exempts the following people from locksmith licensing requirements.

  • A person offering key duplication services at a fixed location that does not provide any other locksmith services
  • Class A or B limited energy technicians working within the scope of their licenses
  • Tow truck operators working for a certified tow truck business
  • 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