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 "hard" keys and granting electronic "soft" key access to campus facilities. The 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 key. They maintain a database to track all buildings, locks and keys issued on campus. Learn more about the Shop operations in this overview presentation.

Please review the UVM Key Policy and Key Procedures before requesting new access or keys:

UVM Policy on Key and Electronic Access Systems
UVM Key and Electronic Access Procedure


Use this for Staff, Faculty and Grad Student Access

"Request for Keys/CATCard Access" Form (fillable PDF works best in IE or Chrome browsers)

Use this for Undergraduate Student Access

"Request for Undergraduate CATCard Access" Form

Questions about keys in general? Contact the Lock Shop directly at 656-0984 or email

Last modified August 21 2018 12:32 PM