University of Vermont

Physical Plant Department

Lock Shop

The Lock Shop is responsible for maintaining all locks, keys and electronic access systems on campus. This includes cutting and issuing physical keys on campus as well as granting electronic access (a.k.a. "soft key" access) on campus. The Lockshop staff perform lock repairs, lock changes, and new lock installations. They also repair file cabinet and desk locks, and can open locks even if you've lost the original keys. They keep records of buildings and room keys, and are responsible for handling new key and card access requests. Learn more about the Shop in this 2007 presentation.

Please review Key policy and procedures before requesting new keys:

UVM Policy on Key and Electronic Access Systems
UVM Key and Electronic Access Procedure
"Request for Keys" Form (PDF format)

Questions about Keys? Contact the Lock Shop directly at 656-0984 or email

Last modified November 01 2016 02:09 PM