Does Walmart Make Keys? Key Copying Services Detailed

A Walmart sign on the side of a building

Short Answer

Walmart offers key copying services for most home and office keys at self-service Minute Key kiosks in its stores. The service costs about $2 to $6 per copy. For more about making duplicate keys at Walmart, see below.

Walmart Key Copying Services

Walmart offers self-service key copying through Minute Key, a bright green kiosk located at the front of many Walmart stores.[1]

Not all Walmart locations have Minute Key kiosks, but you can search the Minute Key locator to find a Walmart (or another store) near you that has a kiosk.

Minute Key kiosks use robotic technology to copy keys in as little as one minute.[2]

The fully automated kiosks feature a user-friendly touch screen that guides you through the key copying process, step by step.

Once you choose a design, the machine identifies your key’s type and teeth through a laser imaging system and generates a precise and accurate duplicate.[2]


Key copying prices range from about $2 to $6 at Walmart Minute Key kiosks, depending on the key design.[1]

You can use a credit card, debit card, or cash to pay at the kiosk. Note that Minute Key machines don’t offer change for cash payments.[2]

Minute Key guarantees its products and will provide a full refund within 30 days of purchase for keys that are miscut or don’t function properly.[3]

Keys That Can Be Copied

Minute Key kiosks can duplicate home and office keys.

Acceptable brands and styles include:[2]

  • Kwikset KW1, and KW10
  • Schlage SC1
  • Weiser WR3, and WR5 (at select kiosks)
  • Baldwin, Titan, and clones of the above key types
  • Padlock key Master Lock M1 (at select kiosks)

Keys That Can’t Be Copied

Minute Key can’t copy car keys or keys for schools, high-security buildings, public institutions, or other restricted properties.

Minute Key also can’t copy keys that are labeled as “Do Not Duplicate” or “Do Not Copy.”[2]

How to Operate a Minute Key Kiosk

To use a Minute Key kiosk, follow these step-by-step instructions:[2]

  1. Push the “Start” button.
  2. Insert the key you wish to copy in the Self-Service slot.
  3. Select a key design.
  4. Choose your payment method.
  5. Insert your payment method and watch as the machine produces your copy/copies.
  6. Pick up your new copy/copies and remove the original key.

The video below provides a demonstration of a customer using a Minute Key kiosk at Walmart for the first time:

Other Places That Copy Keys

If there are no Walmart stores near you or your local Walmart doesn’t have a Minute Key kiosk, there are plenty of other places that offer key copying services.

A few such places include Kroger, Lowe’s, and Menards. Some places have self-service kiosks, while other places have trained staff and in-house key services.

See our list of more than 20 places with key copying services.


6 comments - Comments are closed.

  • Sherry Ann Fairchild

    I tried to copy a key and was being charged $8.48 for two but something went wrong and the machine said my charge card Aspire wouldn’t be charged on January 30 but it was. I never received any keys and would like a refund please.

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hello, Sherry Ann! You can contact minuteKEY directly to discuss your experience and ask for a refund by calling (800) 539-7571 or using the contact form on the minuteKEY website. Best of luck!

  • Taoreed Ojo Olatunji

    Does Walmart duplicate Volvo XC90 car keys?

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hello, Taoreed! Unfortunately, Walmart’s minuteKEY kiosks are unable to copy any type of car key, regardless of the car’s make or model. We do have another article on places where you can get a car key made which may be helpful to you.

  • Ugi

    I got my apartment key duplicated but it doesnt work, how do i get a refund?

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      First Quarter Finance | Laura Bachmann

      Hi Ugi,

      You are entitled to a full refund for the first 30 days after purchasing the duplicate key. To request a refund from minuteKEY, use this customer service form.

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