Landlord-Tenant Statutes, State-by-State

To help you research your state laws, here's a listing of landlord-tenant codes for every state.

Because landlord-tenant laws vary significantly depending on where you live, it's important to check your state laws for specifics. Here are some of the key statutes pertaining to landlord-tenant law in each state. To find these statutes, go to Nolo's State Research page and click on your state.

State Statute
Alabama Ala. Code § § 35-9-1 to 35-9-100; 35-9A-101 to 35-9A-603
Alaska Alaska Stat. § § 34.03.010 to 34.03.380
Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § § 12-1171 to 12-1183; § § 33-1301 to 33-1381; 33-301 to 33-381
Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. § § 18-16-101 to 18-16-306; 18-16-501 to 18-16-509; 18-17-101 to 18-17-913
California Cal. Civ. Code § § 1925 to 1954.1; 1961 to 1995.340
Colorado Colo. Rev. Stat. § § 38-12-101 to 38-12-104, 38-12-301 to 38-12-302, 38-12-501 to 38-12-511, 13-40-101 to 13-40-123
Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § § 47a-1 to 47a-74
Delaware Del. Code Ann. tit. 25, § § 5101 to 5907
District of Columbia D.C. Code Ann. § § 42-3201 to 42-3610; D.C. Mun. Regs., tit. 14, § § 300 to 311
Florida Fla. Stat. Ann. § § 83.40 to 83.682
Georgia Ga. Code Ann. § § 44-7-1 to 44-7-81
Hawaii Haw. Rev. Stat. § § 521-1 to 521-82
Idaho Idaho Code § § 6-301 to 6-324; § § 55-208 to 55-308
Illinois 735 Ill. Com. Stat. § § 5/9-201 to 321 & 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. § § 705/0.01 to 742/30
Indiana Ind. Code Ann. § § 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-9-15
Iowa Iowa Code Ann. § § 562A.1 to 562A.37
Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. § § 58-2501 to 58-2573
Kentucky Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § § 383.010 to 383.715
Louisiana La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § § 9:3251 to 9:3261; La. Civ. Code Ann. art. 2668 to 2729
Maine Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § § 6000 to 6046
Maryland Md. Code Ann. [Real Prop.] § § 8-101 to 8-604
Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 186, § § 1A to 29; ch. 186a, § § 1 to 6
Michigan Mich. Comp. Laws § § 554.131 to 554.201 & 554.601 to 554.641
Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann. § § 504B.001 to 504B.471
Mississippi Miss. Code Ann. § § 89-7-1 to 89-8-29
Missouri Mo. Rev. Stat. § § 441.005 to 441.880; § § 535.010 to 535.300
Montana Mont. Code Ann. § § 70-24-101 to 70-27-117
Nebraska Neb. Rev. Stat. § § 76-1401 to 76-1449
Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § § 118A.010 to 118A.530; 40.215 to 40.425
New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § § 540:1 to 540:29; 540-A:1 to 540-A:8; 540-B:1 to 540-B:10
New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § § 46:8-1 to 46:8-50; 2A:42-1 to 42-96
New Mexico N.M. Stat. Ann. § § 47-8-1 to 47-8-51
New York N.Y. Real Prop. Law § § 220 to 238; Real Prop. Acts § § 701 to 853; Mult. Dwell. Law (all); Mult. Res. Law (all); Gen. Oblig. Law § § 7-101 to 7-109
North Carolina N.C. Gen. Stat. § § 42-1 to 42-14.2, 42-25.6 to 42-76
North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § § 47-16-01 to 47-16-41
Ohio Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § § 5321.01 to 5321.19
Oklahoma Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 41, § § 101 to 136
Oregon Or. Rev. Stat. § § 90.100 to 91.225
Pennsylvania 68 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § § 250.101 to 399.18
Rhode Island R.I. Gen. Laws § § 34-18-1 to 34-18-57
South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. § § 27-40-10 to 27-40-940
South Dakota S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § § 43-32-1 to 43-32-32
Tennessee Tenn. Code Ann. § § 66-28-101 to 66-28-521
Texas Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § § 91.001 to 92.355
Utah Utah Code Ann. § § 57-17-1 to 57-17-5, 57-22-1 to 57-22-7
Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, § § 4451 to 4469a
Virginia Va. Code Ann. § § 55-217 to 55-248.40
Washington Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § § 59.04.010 to 59.18.912
West Virginia W.Va. Code § § 37-6-1 to 37-6A-6
Wisconsin Wis. Stat. Ann. § § 704.01 to 704.95; Wis. Admin. Code ATCP § § 134.01 to 134.10
Wyoming Wyo. Stat. § § 1-21-1201 to 1-21-1211, § § 34-2-128 to 34-2-129
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