Top 3 Locksmiths in Tampa, FL

Porch Pro Headshot 10 Minute Locksmith Citrus Park
Citrus Park Ave, Tampa, FL
813-279-2727
Porch Pro Headshot Miss Rekey Locksmith
We are a family owned and operated business, we offer a Rekey Special up to 6 locks and your service call included for only $89.99 call us today all up front pricing we service Residential and Commercial properties in the Tampa Bay Area.
848 Christina Cir, Oldsmar, FL
727-366-7878
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. McPick
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Mr. McPick

(391)
"Great service call, prompt service. The technician was very professional and personable. A true perfectionist. I would highly recommend this company. They are the only locksmith I will use going forward."
8300 Ulmerton Rd Ste 122, Largo, FL
727-515-0766

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Porch Pro Headshot West Florida Locks LLC
Locksmiths
Serves Tampa, Florida
(362)
"We had just moved into a new building and needed locks rekeyed and keys made for roughly 25 people. Bob came by and got it taken care of immediately. Bob is very friendly and will do whatever he can to make everything go smoothly. I would highly recommend West Florida Locks to anyone in need of his...Read more about West Florida Locks LLC
"We had just moved into a new building and needed locks rekeyed and keys made for roughly 25 people. Bob came by and got it taken care of immediately. Bob is very friendly and will do whatever he can to make everything go smoothly. I would highly recommend West Florida Locks to anyone in need of his...Read more about West Florida Locks LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Amerikey Locksmith
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Serves Tampa, Florida
(241)
Amerikey Locksmith LLC is you trusted Locksmith. We are a group of locksmiths, providing 24–hour locksmith service across Pasco County & surrounding areas. Lock Installation Lock Rekey Lock Repair Residential/ Commercial Lockout Service 24/7 Service High Security Lock Installation Emergency Car Doo...Read more about Amerikey Locksmith
Amerikey Locksmith LLC is you trusted Locksmith. We are a group of locksmiths, providing 24–hour locksmith service across Pasco County & surrounding areas. Lock Installation Lock Rekey Lock Repair Residential/ Commercial Lockout Service 24/7 Service High Security Lock Installation Emergency Car Doo...Read more about Amerikey Locksmith
Porch Pro Headshot 10 Minute Locksmith
Locksmiths
Serves Tampa, Florida
(179)
"Just a month ago I opened a souvenir shop and I needed to install some security locks. After a friend’s recommendation, I called 10 Minute Locksmith. Their manager was very responsive. He sent a guy in my shop for an onsite estimate. The estimate was very precise and reasonable. The very next day, ...Read more about 10 Minute Locksmith
"Just a month ago I opened a souvenir shop and I needed to install some security locks. After a friend’s recommendation, I called 10 Minute Locksmith. Their manager was very responsive. He sent a guy in my shop for an onsite estimate. The estimate was very precise and reasonable. The very next day, ...Read more about 10 Minute Locksmith
Porch Pro Headshot Super Locksmith Tampa
Locksmiths
Serves Tampa, Florida
(224)
"Super Locksmith Tampa, brings over 10 years of experience to the business of locks and keys, and we're still having a great time serving our customers. We can do almost anything you need, from Car Keys to changes to key cutting, and in any setting. We offer mobile service, and pride ourselves on be...Read more about Super Locksmith Tampa
"Super Locksmith Tampa, brings over 10 years of experience to the business of locks and keys, and we're still having a great time serving our customers. We can do almost anything you need, from Car Keys to changes to key cutting, and in any setting. We offer mobile service, and pride ourselves on be...Read more about Super Locksmith Tampa
Porch Pro Headshot Courtesy Lock and Key
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Serves Tampa, Florida
(108)
Ruskin,Riverview,Apollo Beach,Gibsonton,Sun City Center,Parrish, Wimauma all serviced. You can also bring your locks to us. Anytime, please call Hello! We offer customer oriented lock and key services which include, emergency lockouts, re-keys of residential and commercial buildings, and creation...Read more about Courtesy Lock and Key
Ruskin,Riverview,Apollo Beach,Gibsonton,Sun City Center,Parrish, Wimauma all serviced. You can also bring your locks to us. Anytime, please call Hello! We offer customer oriented lock and key services which include, emergency lockouts, re-keys of residential and commercial buildings, and creation...Read more about Courtesy Lock and Key
Porch Pro Headshot Pinellas Lock & Key, LLC
Locksmiths
Serves Tampa, Florida
(30)
At "Pinellas Lock & Key" you deal with the Owner every time you contact us. With over 30 years Experience serving Pinellas County Residents. You'll get Great Service for a Great Price from a Real Pro. We specialize in: Rekeying Locks / Deadbolt Installations / Lock Installations / We will Inst...Read more about Pinellas Lock & Key, LLC
At "Pinellas Lock & Key" you deal with the Owner every time you contact us. With over 30 years Experience serving Pinellas County Residents. You'll get Great Service for a Great Price from a Real Pro. We specialize in: Rekeying Locks / Deadbolt Installations / Lock Installations / We will Inst...Read more about Pinellas Lock & Key, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot aaa lock masters
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Serves Tampa, Florida
(186)
We cater to residential commercial automotive. Services Offered Combination Lock Cylinders Changed , Combination Locks Changed , Dead Bolts Installed , Dead Bolts Repaired , Dead Locks Installed , Dead Locks Repaired ,Keyless Entry Installation , Keys Made , Lock Installation , Lock Re-Keying , ...Read more about aaa lock masters
We cater to residential commercial automotive. Services Offered Combination Lock Cylinders Changed , Combination Locks Changed , Dead Bolts Installed , Dead Bolts Repaired , Dead Locks Installed , Dead Locks Repaired ,Keyless Entry Installation , Keys Made , Lock Installation , Lock Re-Keying , ...Read more about aaa lock masters

Frequently asked questions about locksmiths

Hiring a professional locksmith to change your locks is the best way to make sure your house is secure. Though some people attempt a DIY job, it can result in a poorly installed lock that doesn’t fit well. It can also result in a lock that doesn’t function properly or damage to the door frame due to unnecessary drilling or other errors.

Having a professional change your locks is beneficial for many reasons:

Your local locksmith will have specialized tools to get the job done, which you may not have on hand. For example, if your lock needs to be picked, they might use a rake, tension z-wrench, a hook, or even a half-diamond.

A locksmith employs trained techniques to ensure the lock is long-lasting and to prevent damage. They use skills like bumping to nudge out a pin tumbler lock or a drill to remove old locks and install a more heavy-duty system.

A professional locksmith can install a new deadbolt to increase the security of your home.

A locksmith can also rekey or replace your current lock system if necessary. They can repair broken locks, install high-security lock systems like deadbolts or touch pads, and get into a locked car, safe, or shed. If your locks need to be replaced or updated, your local locksmith can do that too.

In many cases, a rekey is a better idea than changing the locks. It’s just as efficient and is much more economical. Some locksmiths may try to convince you to get a whole new lock when it is just the internal lock system that needs to be changed.

When you speak to a local locksmith near you, ask them if it’s possible to rekey your existing lock first. It’s possible to have the lock rekeyed without having the original. That means if you lose the keys to your house or safe and don’t want to risk having the keys compromised, your locksmith can rekey your current lock to have a whole new fit.

The locksmith can get into your current lock by doing the following steps:

  • Use special tools to pick and shim the lock.
  • Remove the lock cylinder, pins, and tumblers.
  • Adjust the pins inside the lock, rendering the current set of keys useless.
  • Replace the locks with a different combination
  • Reinstall the lock.
  • Give you a new set of keys that will fit into the newly structured lock.

There are ways to tell if you’ve found a reliable locksmith. A locksmith company will likely have reviews and information on their website, while a private local locksmith may give an estimate specific to the job.

When you start making calls to find your new go-to locksmith, ask them about their experience, references, and credentials. If they’re upfront with you on the phone and willing to produce the paperwork you ask for, you’ve probably found a trustworthy locksmith.

Here are some more specific tips for finding a trustworthy local locksmith:

  • Research - Do an online search for “locksmiths near me” to see what your options are. Usually, the ones that come up first are the most popular, but they also charge more.
  • Examples of work - Check to see if they have examples of previous work done.
  • Reviews - Read what others have said about top-rated locksmiths.
  • BBB rating - Ask the locksmith for their business credentials and ratings to ensure they are up-to-date on their licensing.
  • Their estimate - While it’s fine if a quote is in the lower range of the average, if the estimate is much lower than estimates from other locksmiths, be aware there might be a reason for it.

It costs on average between $100 and $250 to change the locks on your home. The price of the lock varies depending on the style, manufacturer, and material. The cost of the new lock itself can range from $70 to $225 or more, and the labor will cost between $70 and $100 per hour.

The cost to rekey a lock is between $30 and $60 per lock, which will come to between $80 and $160 with labor. This is a great option that many people don’t consider, as it is less costly than changing the lock. In some cases this doesn't work, like if the existing lock is too old or if you want a new system, such as a bolt or keypad installed.

Common factors that will affect the cost to change locks:

The type of work that needs to be done. If your internal lock system needs to be swapped out, it won’t take as long as if the whole system is removed and replaced. If the lock is rusty or hard to get at, your costs will increase if additional tools are needed. Your local locksmith will include specific information about all this in the initial estimate but expect to pay an extra few dollars an hour.

High-security locks cost more. If you want to have a deadbolt installed, prepare for it to take longer as there are more intricate parts to the locking system.

Depending on where the locksmith is coming from, you may have to pay a trip fee of $50 to $100. This is why it’s a good idea to specifically search for a “local locksmith near me.” They may charge a flat rate within a radius or a rate per mile driven.

If the locksmith has to come late at night or on the weekend, there may be additional charges for after-hours services.

The national average people spend on a locksmith is about $150, with an average range of $85 to $250. The cost to hire a local locksmith depends on the job that needs to be done, how experienced the locksmith is, and how far they have to travel.

To hire a locksmith to get into your house, the basic rate will start at $65. The rate could go as high as $185 if there are other factors, such as a complicated lock, a far traveling distance, or an after-hours call. If you have to get your lock rekeyed or replaced, the cost will be higher than if you simply need to have the locksmith let you into your house because you forgot your keys.

Notably, the cost to get a locksmith to open a lock on your house is less expensive than having them open your car lock. You may get the locksmith to do more complex jobs such as replacing your door, making copies of your key, or installing a safe, which all have their own pricing for the job. Keep in mind locksmiths will often charge by the hour for basic, routine jobs but may charge more for complicated tasks or jobs that need special equipment or skills.

The type of lock will affect the cost to get into a house. Locks can range from simple turn systems to more complex, high-security systems. Older locks may require a special technique or tool. Some locks are difficult to access because of accumulated rust or a complicated design, like mortise, high-security, or locks with an interchangeable cylinder core lock design. Simple designs like bored cylinder or tubular chassis locks are straightforward to change and therefore cost less. Some more expensive designs are locks with sidebar pins, mortise style, or case locks.

If you lose the keys to your safe, or if someone has a key that you don’t want to access the safe, you can hire a local locksmith to open the safe and change its lock. They’ll do this by installing a new one or rekeying the existing one.

You’ll need a professional who specializes in opening safes. Not every locksmith offers safe-opening services. An experienced safe locksmith will probably cost more, but you know they can effectively open the safe.

If the safe at your home or office is remote and your locksmith needs to travel any significant distance for the job, you’ll have to pay extra. Sometimes locksmiths charge a flat rate for a given radius, and anything outside that radius is added on per mileage. Additional fees will be charged for emergency service after hours, such as on the weekend, late at night, or early in the evening. If immediate service isn’t needed, it’s wise to wait until the next business day to make the call to avoid these extra costs. This service would be helpful if you were locked out of your safe and needed to get in immediately.

A locksmith’s work ranges greatly, so if you have a simple job like a jammed lock, you don’t need someone specialized. If you’re installing a complicated lock system or need a car locksmith, you’ll likely have to pay more than a standard rate.

It’s a good idea to read the reviews and call around for some estimates before hiring any particular locksmith. Be sure to ask about all additional fees and costs upfront.

Recent reviews for Tampa Locksmiths

99356

WOW great service , i been told 20 min but technichen arrived after 10 min , i can tell it's a professional company

- AMY MELSON
297422

I was asking to get a copy for my 2007 Toyota Camry, and the company agent informed me that I should follow the address that he will send to me to meet him after 5PM in the store, and when I went there, I did not find any store and I found him driving a c...

- Ali Hameed
17334

I am happy with the service I received. Recently I needed to call a locksmith because my home was broken into and the lock was broken. I called several locksmiths that I found on Google and most of them sounded like they would be doing me a favor by c...

- Tim Chastain
258910

He made time to come install our tankless hot water heater a full week before originally agreed (it came in early), which was fantastic! However... He had to have our help frequently, and he didn't have some of the necessary tools (like a ladder, or a fl...

- Brett Bentrup
244820

Dwayne was courteous and thorough. Arrived on time. We had a challenging install with a very small closet for a stacked washer dryer. He did a great job.

- David Prevette
262784

Awesome service will recommend 100%

- Melitza Estrada
71658

In the restaurant business we have a lot of turnover in employees with keys, Karl is my go to guy!! Always fast and excellent service.

- kevin bull
52960

Responded very quickly, was very professional, very knowledgeable, very helpful. I should have requested a quote in advance , so I wasn't prepared for the cost and don't know what would be reasonable. It was more expensive than I expected. Otherwise ever...

- Eugene Cottle
30779

Fast, efficient, but most importantly great customer service and they were flexible with our schedule.

- Martinez Clark
55806

10 Minute Locksmith is wonderful! Fast, friendly, service...what could be better?

- Ruth Watts
296836

Jeanne was prompt and professional. Told us about the workings in the lock and quickly made the repair. Will surely call them again. I Highly Recommend them.

- Barbara Edwards
296835

Electronic Lock not working

- Barbara Edwards

Everything You Need to Know About Tampa Locksmiths

Locksmithing Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to locksmiths available in Tampa?

If you’ve determined that locksmithing services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to locksmithing services, we can still help you find the right professional in Tampa.

Tampa has 50 locksmith professionals that can help you with your locksmithing services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific locksmiths-pros in Tampa.

Will Locksmithing Services work in Tampa require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re locksmith job is in Tampa or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring locksmiths. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the locksmith performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the locksmithing services folks that everything is in order.

How many locksmiths does Tampa have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Tampa to help you with your next locksmithing services job.

  • 2 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

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Porch Pro Headshot Home & Commercial Construction
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We are a home and commercial construction company. We provide services to home owners and businesses for Ikea Cabinet installation, Electrical, plumbing, Drainage construction and waterproofing foundations and basements. We strive for top quality work that last and completed professionally. We are ...Read more about Home & Commercial Construction
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Are you looking for the best locksmith services in Lakeland, Florida for your Security, whether at home, car, office, industry or business premises you can ever think of that lasts a lifetime, that will take your dream to a higher level and beyond? Searching out for proven-to-work ways to always get...Read more about 10 Minute Locksmith Lakeland
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Day or Night, You can depend on Genius Locksmith, We dedicated to pride in service & clients satisfaction, We've built a reputation for fulfilling our clients’ needs professionally & quickly. Call us now!
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Need a 24 hour locksmith tampa? Call us now 813-445-7791. It is important to all of us at 123 Tampa Emergency Locksmith that you are better prepared in the office to deal with security. That is why our lock service is open 24 hours a day everyday to better serve local businesses. We specialize in ...Read more about 123 Tampa Emergency Locksmith
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"Quick Service! I called around, and they were the only company that told me they could come out to my location in under a half hour. As promised they showed up in roughly 25 mins, and took care of my needs moments after arrival, the guy that came out was really nice, and gave me a more than fair pr...Read more about Tampa Locksmith 24/7
"Quick Service! I called around, and they were the only company that told me they could come out to my location in under a half hour. As promised they showed up in roughly 25 mins, and took care of my needs moments after arrival, the guy that came out was really nice, and gave me a more than fair pr...Read more about Tampa Locksmith 24/7
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Nation's Lock Inc is a master locksmith with many years of experience in all areas of modern lock and key service. Our team of experts will take care of your needs. We also carry out repairs quickly and properly, on-site or wherever our help is needed. Needless to say, we also keep up with the times...Read more about NATION'S LOCK INC
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If you need any lock-related service, such as installation and repair, whether you are a residential or commercial client, 10 Minute Locksmith Wesley Chapel, Florida has got you covered, We are a leading company, and we take pride in having been given five-star feedback by most of our clients in the...Read more about 10 Minute Locksmith Wesley Chapel
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We are at 10 Minute locksmith Zephyrhills in a habit of keeping all our essential things under a lock, A secure and durable lock not only gives us peace of mind that all our valued possessions are safe, but also protects them from the threats of being stolen, No matter how careful we are, but the fa...Read more about 10 Minute Locksmith Zephyrhills
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