Locksmith Certificates

Pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute 28-1403, all locksmiths are required to hold a valid registration certificate issued by the County Clerk in the county in which the locksmith's business is located.

Please mail the completed Locksmith Certificate Application Form (PDF) and applicable fee to:

Lancaster County Clerk
555 S 10th Street
Room 108
Lincoln, NE 68508

Unsigned Applications

Please be sure to sign and date the application and the disclosure and authorization form prior to submittal. Incomplete applications will be returned to sender.


The application fee is $5. Payment can be made by check or credit/debit card. Checks can be made out to the Lancaster County Clerk. Please do not send cash in the mail.


The locksmith certificate will remain valid until one of the following happens:

  • The business address changes
  • The business name changes
  • The name of the individual changes

At the time of such change, a new registration shall be required.

Locksmith Certificate & Lock / Key Statutes

Review these Locksmith Certificate and Lock/Key statutes: