Wisconsin does not require individuals performing locksmith services to undergo professional locksmith training or hold a professional locksmith license in order to do business in the state.

There is no current pending legislation supporting the licensure and/or regulation of locksmiths in the state of Wisconsin.

Although there are no laws on the books requiring specific locksmith training courses or professional licensing, you may still be required to obtain a business license in order to offer locksmith services to the general public.

If you want to become a locksmith in the state of Wisconsin the steps you need to take to acquire a business license may include (but are not limited to):

  • Registering your business with the state
  • Identifying the different tax requirements for your business
  • Obtaining an EIN from the IRS

Wisconsin’s government website has a very well organized business forms page that all aspiring locksmiths should familiarize themselves with.  It has just about every form you’ll need to get your business up and running in the shortest amount of time.  That page can be found here.

Not only does Wisconsin have a well organized business start up page dedicated to aspiring business owners, it also has resources online for locksmiths who wish to expand their businesses and take them to the next level.  You can find out how to expand and grow your locksmith business here.

If you need to contact certain government agencies directly, you can do so below:

Department of Commerce
(608) 267-4417

Central Building Location:
201 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703

The Office of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 7848
Madison, WI 53707 – 7848
608-266-8888, then press 3