(225 ILCS 447/30-5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
The provisions of this
Act do not apply to any of the following if the person
performing the service does not hold himself or herself out as
(1) Automobile service dealers who service, install,
repair, or rebuild automobile locks.
(2) Police officers, firefighters, or municipal
employees who open a lock in an emergency situation.
(3) A retail merchant selling locks or similar
security accessories, duplicating keys, or installing, programming, repairing, maintaining, reprogramming, rebuilding, or servicing electronic garage door devices.
(4) A member of the building trades who installs or
removes complete locks or locking devices in the course of residential or commercial new construction or remodeling.
(5) An employee of a towing service, repossessor,
roadside assistance service, or automobile club opening automotive locks in the normal course of his or her duties. Additionally, this Act shall not prohibit an employee of a towing service or roadside assistance service from opening motor vehicles to enable a vehicle to be moved without towing, provided the towing service or roadside assistance service does not hold itself out to the public, by directory advertisement, through a sign at the facilities of the towing service or roadside assistance service, or by any other form of advertisement, as a locksmith.
(6) A student in the course of study in locksmith
programs approved by the Department.
(7) Warranty service by a lock manufacturer or its
employees on the manufacturer's own products.
(8) A maintenance employee of a property management
company at a multi-family residential building who services, installs, repairs, or opens locks for tenants.
(9) A person employed exclusively by only one
employer in connection with the exclusive activities of that employer, providing that person does not hold himself or herself out to the public as a locksmith.
(10) Persons who have no access to confidential or
security information and who otherwise do not provide traditional locksmith services, as defined in this Act, are exempt from employee registration. Examples of exempt employees include, but are not limited to, employees working in the capacity of key cutters, cashiers, drivers, and reception personnel. Confidential or security information is that which pertains to employee files, scheduling, client contracts, master key charts, access codes, or technical security and alarm data.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13.)