About Local Locksmiths

Although there are only 25 or so licensed and registered locksmiths in San Diego County, there are over 800 listed in the Yellow and White pages or on the internet”  PR Newswire

Everybody advertise that they are your local locksmiths while in fact their company may be several states away and that’s OK if their techs actually live in your neighborhood but even that may not be the case.  Their techs may live across San Diego or even several towns outside of it.  Compounding that with the fact that most of them cover the whole San Diego and beyond, that they may be on a job helping someone, add traffic, and you can easily understand why you frequently have to wait a long time for them to arrive.

The below businesses are local (Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain, 4S Ranch, Del Sur, Rancho Penasquitos, and Poway) and adjacent town establishments. These listings are for your convenience.  We are not affiliated with any one of them.

When in doubt, lookup a locksmith’s California license here.

Please let us know about any other “local” locksmiths or key duplication services  anywhere else in the San Diego county.

Local Hardware Stores That Provide Key Duplication or Products

Home Depot - Carmel Mountain shopping centers  (Map it!)

12185 Carmel Mountain Rd

San Diego, CA 92128

(858) 592-9600

Home Depot Stores in other areas

Ace Hardware - 4S Ranch Shopping Center  (Map it!)

10511 4S Commons Dr #156

San Diego, CA 92127


Ace Hardware Stores in other areas

CVS Pharmacy  (Map it!)

11655 Duenda Road
San Diego, CA 92127

Note: Only a few CVS pharmacies make keys!  Don’t bother calling every CVS store to find out.

Postal Annex #0002  (Map it!)

13223-1 Black Mountain Road

San Diego, CA  92129


Other Postal Annex locations

Services and Shops in Other San Diego Towns

Lowe's Home Improvement (Map it!)

(and most other Lowe’s locations in San Diego County. Look for a green self-serve duplication machine like the one shown on the right)

2318 Northside Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

(619) 584-5500

Walmart - Poway (Map it!)

(and most other Walmart locations in San Diego County. Look for a green self-serve duplication like the one shown on the right)

13425 Community Rd, Poway, CA 92064

(858) 486-1882

Key duplication machine from Minute Key.  You can find these at most of the below stores in the San Diego county and beyond.  Here are some:



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