Key Management

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Key Management is the process of administering and managing key access to help provide a safe and secure environment for all faculty, staff, and students at the University of South Alabama. Key Management is responsible for enforcing the policies and procedures of the University of South Alabama's key policy while maintaining accurate key records.


Key and Access Control Policies

▼   Faculty/Staff Key Request 

All students must contact their Community Office for Housing Key Request.

Key management has transitioned to electronic routing of key requests for all buildings with the exception of MSB and UCOM. MSB and UCOM should complete a paper Key Request Form (PDF)  Email completed form to

Designated Key Requestor:

Click Electronic Routing Key Request to enter a new key request using the format on the Requestor Instructions             

Key Request Approver:                                                                                       

Click on the link embedded in the email you received from WebTMA to approve or reject a key request. You may also click WEBTMA to access your pending authorization. See Approver Instructions for more information on accessing the request.

*Lost Key Fee of $25 must be paid by employee before requesting a lost key replacement. *See Purchase Key Replacement tab

▼   Faculty/Staff Key Pickup

You will be notified once your key is ready for pickup. 

Keys are to be picked up from: The Maintenance Warehouse

Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

6120 USA Drive North, Mobile, AL 36688

▼   Purchase Key Replacement – USA Employees ONLY 

All students must contact their Community Office for Housing Key Request.

For USA employees,to pay for a lost key, either click Purchase Key Replacement and pay online or complete the Key Management Deposit form and take it to Student Accounting for processing. You must forward a copy of your receipt to

▼   Vendor & Padlock Key Request

For all vendors and contractors, please submit all requests for keys to your campus point of contact.

Inside Vendor/Contractor - Key Request Form (PDF)

Outside Vendor Key Request Form (PDF)

If a USA padlock is needed, please submit the following completed form to

Padlock Request Form (PDF)


▼   Return Key

Please complete the Key Return Receipt (PDF) then take the form and keys to :

The Maintenance Warehouse 

6120 USA Drive North, Mobile, AL 36688.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm