New Hours Effective March 15, 2021
Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. & Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

New Hours Effective 3/15/21
Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

key duplication area at Clarks Ace HardwareTraditional and Programmable Keys Duplicated For Less at Clarks Ace Hardware

Replacement Keys Made Onsite in Ellicott City & Columbia

Having at least one spare copy of your keys to store in a safe place is an important step in making sure you are never locked out of your home or vehicle. At Clarks Ace Hardware in Ellicott City and Columbia, we are here to quickly and conveniently handle all of your car and house key duplication needs so you can access your property with as little hassle as possible.

Vehicle, Home and Specialty Keys Copied Onsite 

Duplicating your house or vehicle key before you need a spare can save you a headache and hundreds of dollars. It’s always smart to think ahead and have a copy of your keys either in your home, or in safe-keeping with a trustworthy neighbor. For duplication purposes, you will need to bring your existing key into our store. Even if you’ve broken or damaged your key, our team will likely be able to make a copy for you! 

If you need a new key immediately or are interested in a duplicate house key to leave with a neighbor or family member you trust, Clarks Ace Hardware in Ellicott City and Columbia are an easy option. 

In addition to vehicle and house keys, our team in the Helpful Hub can copy several types of specialty keys including RV, motorcycle, elevator, four-wheeler, filing cabinet, forklift and mailbox keys.

Dealership-Quality Car Keys & FOBs Programmed in Minutes

vehicle FOB keysYes – we duplicate most types of automotive keys, including key fobs and traditional keys. Despite what most people think, this process doesn’t have to be costly or stressful. Simply bring your key into our store. A helpful team member will order the correct duplicate key or shell fob. When the key arrives, we will schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. By choosing Clarks Ace Hardware in Ellicott City and Columbia, you’ll get your replacement in minutes and spend up to 60% less than you would at a dealership!

Need a Copy of Your Key Today? Select a Location

Ellicott City

10325 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

(410) 465-9633 GET DIRECTIONS


8895 McGaw Rd
Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 465-0500 GET DIRECTIONS

What You’ll Need to Duplicate a House or Specialty Key

Bring in a copy of your key to the Helpful Hub at Clarks Ace Hardware in Ellicott City and Columbia. A team member will help identify your key and cut it while you shop or order your specialty key.

Although the majority of house and specialty keys can be copied, there are certain types of keys that we are typically unable to duplicate, such as keys that are unusually shaped, marked with a “do not duplicate” designation, or otherwise restricted. Most requests for duplicate apartment or work vehicle keys, for example, will need to be made by the actual owner of the building or vehicle, not the person using it. 

Want to eliminate extra keys? Get your home all on one key. Bring in your current house key and lock sets or buy a new lock in-store. Our helpful team at Clarks Ace Hardware in Ellicott City and Columbia can key all your locks alike within the same manufacturer line. While you are here, we can make duplicate copies as well.

Clarks Ace Hardware Can Replace Your Key

Trusting our professionals to make a duplicate of your house or vehicle key is important in making sure that it will work correctly when you need it. Although it may seem more convenient to make your own using an automatic machine or kiosk at other businesses , these keys are generally not as precise as our manual, traditional machines. The last thing you want is to attempt to use a spare only to find that it does not fit correctly in the lock. It’s always best to trust the pros at Clarks Ace Hardware!

When life happens and you misplace your keys, we’re here to help you get back into your home or vehicle as quickly as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our process or visit our Columbia and Ellicott City hardware stores for all your home and car key duplication needs!