Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Keys & Locks

The Physical Plant Department has responsibility for keys and locks on campus. The Locksmith is responsible for the issuance of all new keys and the installation of all new locks on campus.

To Obtain a key: Each Key must be requested on a separate Key Request Form. Complete this form in duplicate. Get your department head's approval and original signature. (The appropriate Dean or Vice President must authorize keys for students.) Bring all copies to the Physical Plant Office. Director of Physical Plant will direct Locksmith to make key after authorization. Requestor will be notified when key is ready for issue. (Normally 5 business days) Person being issued key must present themselves to the Physical Plant with identification and sign for key.

To Return a key: When key issued to individual is no longer needed, return the key to the Physical Plant office. Only the Physical Plant is authorized to issue/transfer keys. Physical Plant will provide copy of original Key Request Form with return signatures to person turning in key. Lost Keys- Individual losing key or department, at our option, shall be charged ($15.00 for key not returned) for replacement and for other affected keys and door locks ($7.50 for redoing lock mechanism). Individual must submit letter to physical plant indicating what actions they have taken to retrieve keys. This will help UPD in their investigations, if warranted.

ALL KEYS CHECKED OUT TO RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL MUST BE RETURNED TO PHYSICAL PLANT BEFORE INDIVIDUALS RECORD WILL BE CLEARED FOR OUT PROCESSING.

- To Obtain a lock: Contact Physical Plant, ext. 3312.

This page was last updated on: March 25, 2011